Re: [LAU] linuxDSP LV2 plugins for Ardour and linux DAWs

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To: Harry Van Haaren <harryhaaren@...>
Cc: Linux Audio User <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 4:12 pm

On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 12:03 PM, Harry Van Haaren
wrote:

yes, its a certainly good thing to have code review. but code review
(let alone patches) presupposes several things:

* other people with the technical expertise to review the code
* other people with the motivation to review the code
* other people with the time to review the code

the more specialized the code is, the less likely it is that these 3
conditions will be met. audio plugins are very specialized code. its
not impossible that somebody else is going to be able to find issues
with mike's plugins (if they exist), but its not really very likely
either. in such cases, my experience suggests that what is MUCH more
important than open source status is having a suitably sized group of
really skilled testers who know how to test and are willing to do so.
these are almost as hard to find as other developers, and the ardour
community is blessed to have several. good test/bug reports make fixes
easy, and worth doing.

there are other reasons for GPL'ing software, but i don't believe that
this is particular reason ("more eyes make bugs shallow") is a
compelling one for niche software.

--p
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Re: [LAU] linuxDSP LV2 plugins for Ardour and linux DAWs, Dave Phillips, (Tue Jul 27, 11:54 am)
Re: [LAU] linuxDSP LV2 plugins for Ardour and linux DAWs, rosea grammostola, (Sun Jul 25, 9:59 am)
Re: [LAU] linuxDSP LV2 plugins for Ardour and linux DAWs, Louigi Verona, (Sun Jul 25, 3:36 pm)
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Re: [LAU] linuxDSP LV2 plugins for Ardour and linux DAWs, Bernardo Barros, (Wed Jul 28, 2:37 pm)
Re: [LAU] linuxDSP LV2 plugins for Ardour and linux DAWs, Louigi Verona, (Wed Jul 28, 6:29 pm)
Re: [LAU] linuxDSP LV2 plugins for Ardour and linux DAWs, Louigi Verona, (Tue Jul 27, 10:01 pm)
Re: [LAU] linuxDSP LV2 plugins for Ardour and linux DAWs, Florian Faber, (Sun Jul 25, 4:13 pm)
Re: [LAU] linuxDSP LV2 plugins for Ardour and linux DAWs, Orcan Ogetbil, (Tue Jul 27, 11:00 pm)
Re: [LAU] linuxDSP LV2 plugins for Ardour and linux DAWs, Louigi Verona, (Mon Jul 26, 6:13 am)
Re: [LAU] linuxDSP LV2 plugins for Ardour and linux DAWs, Harry Van Haaren, (Sun Jul 25, 4:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] linuxDSP LV2 plugins for Ardour and linux DAWs, Paul Davis, (Sun Jul 25, 4:12 pm)