[linux-audio-dev] LADSPA Issues
S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri May 20 13:19:11 UTC 2005
On Fri, May 20, 2005 at 01:31:16 +0100, Simon Jenkins wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-05-20 at 11:03 +0100, Dave Griffiths wrote:
> > > On Thu, May 19, 2005 at 03:19:50 +1000, Dave Robillard wrote:
> > >> (I still think the central repository is a good idea anyway, FWIW)
> > >
> > > So do I, but its a hell of a lot of effort, and its unlikly to be kept
> > > up to date.
> > In the commercial world (of one application I develop for anyway) a number
> > of unique plugin ids are allocated per developer licence of a piece of
> > host software. There are also some that are published but never allocated,
> > and kept free for other development purposes.
> > In practise, everyone randomly uses id's that don't cause problems - or
> > uses the ones from some company they worked for a few years ago (this is
> > mostly for internal use)
> > It's chaos in other words, so it's probably not the model to follow :)
> A heirarchical ID system - a bit like OIDs in SNMP - might be worth
> considering. The IDs form a tree rather than a flat space, and once you
> own an ID node in the tree (like in SNMP when you are allocated an
> "enterprise" OID) then you own every node beneath that node in the tree.
Or, we could use a system thats been demonstrated to work really well...
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