[LAD] [ANN] LV2 beta3

Thorsten Wilms t_w_ at freenet.de
Wed May 9 16:50:21 UTC 2007

On Wed, May 09, 2007 at 12:44:22PM -0400, Thomas Vecchione wrote:
> While this makes perfect since in flexibility from a programmer 
> perspective, I wonder how it will affect things from an end-user 
> perspective, especially if LV2 becomes popular(Which many hope it would)...
> The end user will have some plugins that are 'LV2' that will work in 
> some 'LV2' hosts but not others.  How are they to know?  Will they have 
> to have 'LV2 and supports these features' that they will have to check 
> off every time to see if it should be working or not?
> Or 'Profiles' that fit a certain set of features?

Hosts will be able to not ever list plugins they can't use, afaik.

I think it's likely that something one could call profiles will 
crystallize, as plugins are made for more or less specific uses. 
Many effect plugins make sense both in a DAW and a synth, but 
sound generators like oscillators tend to not make sense in a DAW. 
Synth plugins need hosts that deal with MIDI (well, perhaps OSC).

I mean there will be sets of needs that apply to plugins and hosts.

In the worst case we will need a table of what works where :)

Thorsten Wilms

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