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

Georg Holzmann grh at mur.at
Thu Sep 6 08:49:06 UTC 2007


> well, it is mainly a packaging problem ... however, i don't really like
> the idea of starting a new codebase, mainly because of the development
> overhead ...

of course a new codebase would be nonsense. the problem is (again) that 
now the plugins are packaged by author rather then by category or 
quality ...

> imho it is somehow insane, that ubuntustudio-audio-plugins, which
> provides ladspa plugins for ubuntu studio (a distribution that should
> work out of the box) depends on vcf-plugins, which is an unmaintained
> collection of filters, that will most probably blow your speakers, when
> you try to change the parameters ...

yep. maybe the gstreamer way is a possible solutions, or something 
similar. they have three categories: good, bad and ugly (which are also 
different packages):

gst-plugins-good: a set of good-quality plug-ins under our preferred 
license, LGPL
gst-plugins-ugly: a set of good-quality plug-ins that might pose 
distribution problems
gst-plugins-bad: a set of plug-ins that need more quality

So I think a common SVN/CVS repository for LADSPA plugins would be nice, 
if all authors would agree on that and would manage their code within that.


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