[linux-audio-dev] Sound processing objects architecture, is it possible?

Steve Harris steve at plugin.org.uk
Thu Jan 25 08:43:51 UTC 2007

On 24 Jan 2007, at 18:04, Stefano D'Angelo wrote:

> 2007/1/24, Steve Harris <steve at plugin.org.uk>:
>> The way to help, IMHO, would be to make the existing systems
>> compatible, using bridges/reflectors/wrappers, rather than creating
>> more specs.
>> - Steve
> Honestly I don't know about PluginCore, however that's not  
> necessairly true.
> Although it is a completely different thing, take as an example
> GStreamer. If you compare a processing plugin to a media file and
> plugin development APIs to encodings... in the end they're quite
> similar!
> As I stated before, while in most cases bridges/reflectors/wrappers
> can be made quicker and safer, it must be ensured that there's logical
> equivalence beetween the two standards (or that the one you're writing
> the plugin for is logically a subset of the one you're going to use).

Not necessarily. In my opinion, often a 90% solution that reuses  
existing technology is better than a 100% one that involves  
reinventing the wheel. Even if the new wheel is a bit more round :)

It's all somewhat a matter of taste though.

- Steve

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