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

Stefan Kost ensonic at hora-obscura.de
Thu Sep 6 20:43:05 UTC 2007


Stefano D'Angelo wrote:
> 2007/9/6, elthariel <elthariel at gmail.com>:
>> IMHO, i think a freshmeat-style site for linux audio plugins is just what we
>> need. it must say if the plugin work correctly from a technical point of
>> view. It may allows user to add tags on a plugins (like 'electro'
>> 'distortion' 'classical') and allows other user to rate the pertinence of
>> the tag.
> Hi all,
> what about setting up an Internet service to find, download and
> install plugins directly from audio applications?

just for info - GStreamer has such a concept. Its currently only used by totem
on ubuntu. The nice things are:
* it works hand-in-hand with the underlying distro (so when you update your
packages, you get also new version of those plugins)
* applications don't need to be restarted


> Maybe a library can be developed to do this, containing all the needed
> stuff to properly interface with the packaging system of each
> distro/OS (or in case there aren't any, download the source and tell
> the user to compile it) and maybe also downloading the packages
> directly from the repository of the given distro (or the official
> source tarballs).
> What do you think about it? Is it feasible?
> Just my 2 cents.
> Stefano
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