[linux-audio-dev] Re: image problem [was Re: [Alsa-devel] help for a levelmeter]

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Sat Nov 9 15:19:00 UTC 2002

>Yep, this is what the whole Embedded Linux market is about, and the model
>works in the audio area quite well. Look at DigiDesign with Pro Tools. Thee
>isn't a reason that they couldn't offer PTLE here if they can offer it on OS
>X, right?

as i've mentioned previously, if you take a look at ardour, more than
70% of the codebase is for the GUI, not the backend/engine.

ProTools is almost certainly written using wrappers around the native
window system (given that it exists for windows + macos), but that
doesn't mean that it would be simple to port it to a platform with a 
completely different window system like X Window.

OS X, despite being "unix", actually promotes/requires that
applications are written using an API (i.e. a set of libraries) that
bear little resemblance to anything traditionally called "unix". so
even this will not help the porting effort. in theory, the gnustep
people have a system very similar to nextstep, and people say that OS
X's Cocoa layer (did i get that right, or is it Carbon?) is very, very
similar to nextstep. i doubt that gnustep is ready to act as a porting
platform for OS X apps, and frankly, i doubt that it ever will be.


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