A common plugin repository (WAS:Re: [LAD] ladspa qa?)

Georg Holzmann grh at mur.at
Wed Sep 5 08:16:42 UTC 2007

Hallo Juuso!

I also was just thinking about something like this - at least for users 
this would be a great help (then its maybe also easier to categorize 
plugins into different sections).

However, then one or a few maintainers for this codebase would be needed ...


> That gives me a thought.
> Please excuse me if the following sounds like it's too central 
> management-based, and it may well be that. But if we as a community would 
> take more responsibility for managing plugin sets written for specific 
> purposes, perhaps we could reduce duplication of work and help people 
> concentrate on shared codebases.
> I'm not suggesting that individually written, "external" plugins and plugin 
> sets should be considered fringe material, let alone shunned. But seeing how 
> the Linux kernel community works, I think that creating something like "The 
> Linuxaudio.org Plugin Collection" could benefit a common purpose.
> There could be separate sets for filters, delays, reverbs, oscillators, etc, 
> all being individual parts of a larger common code repository. And individual 
> ("external") developers could actively campaign for the inclusion of their 
> plugins and/or code refinements to the said plugin sets. Additionally, the 
> linuxaudio.org plugin set developers could keep an eye on new and promising 
> plugins, and approach their developers in hopes of gaining new contributions.
> Of course the whole purpose of such a centrally managed plugin repository 
> would be to give birth to Very Good Code. That implies that any contributions 
> would need to adhere to accepted common standards and practices, just like 
> contributions to the Linux kernel need to adhere to the standards and 
> practices of the kernel community.
> Juuso
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