Excerpts from Leigh Dyer's message of 2011-07-02 18:55:07 +0200:
How many commercial hosts are there? There are certainly more free
software hosts on Linux.
> I'd love to have an LV2 Pianoteq, but being realistic, I know that
Both requires porting. I don't dare to judge how much work each case is.
There aren't that many native VST plugins, so I guess it's far from
> If we want to encourage more commercial developers to bring their
Native VST support is a bane. It will drag along the VST license
troubles indefinitely. In my opinion every work done for native VST is
work lost for LV2, and it's not like there are a lot of developers
At one point native VST might have seemed attractive (VST but more
stable than non-native, what else is the point of it?), but this
must have been the time before LV2. DSSI and especially ladspa might
have been limited in one way or another, but LV2 is potentially superior
to VST and while there's certainly much that can be done, I doubt that
it really lacks behind in capabilities even now.
So in my opinion native VST should be forgotten about as fast as
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