A common plugin repository (WAS:Re: [LAD] ladspa qa?)
steve at plugin.org.uk
Thu Sep 13 13:41:18 UTC 2007
On 13 Sep 2007, at 14:28, elthariel wrote:
> 2007/9/13, Stefano D'Angelo <zanga.mail at gmail.com>:
> 2007/9/13, Benjamin Bruheim <grolgh at gmail.com>:
> > I am working on a site zzub.org which might feature binary downloads
> > of Ladspa plugins for windows, and on linux once it gets into a
> > fashionable state. But I would love to learn what meta-data would be
> > required for each binary version on the server so that a client
> > be able to determine what version would work on your OS/Distro.
> I'd say package format (.rpm, .deb, etc), OS distribution (Ubuntu,
> OpenSUSE, etc.), CPU architecture (ix86, x86_64, etc.) and maybe
> binary format (ELF, .dll, etc.). I guess a description wouldn't hurt
> Personally, I'd like to see also some categorization stuff, user
> comments, votes, demos and so on.
> This is planned, i'm currently working on it.
> I think the packaging problem should be handled by the library who
> access the repository through a webservice. I think binary form,
> event with its disavantadge is easier for the musician :/
It's not quite that simple ofcourse - most plugins now consist of
multiple files (at least a .so and .rdf), plus may have library
dependencies. Not that this should stop you.
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