[LAD] How to develop guis for LV2?
cannam at all-day-breakfast.com
Sun Nov 8 20:11:37 UTC 2009
On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 7:43 PM, Chris Cannam
<cannam at all-day-breakfast.com> wrote:
> Uh, with an X window or whatever. [...]
>> Again, to be sure this is clear, there is no "Gtk UI extension". The UI
>> extension can return a UI of any type (as a void pointer), Gtk just
>> happens to be one of them.
> But it's only of any use at all if the host and plugin know what the
> void pointer points to. Presumably the extension provides a way to
> communicate that; otherwise, it either really is a GTK UI extension
... but of course you're right that if it allows any pointer to be
passed (provided it's possible to say what it is), then the same
extension should be usable for passing "the X window" or whatever it
is you have. Though that still complicates the social problem of how
to know what extensions are needed or supported, if some extensions
only work some of the time.
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