[LAD] How to develop guis for LV2?

Thorsten Wilms t_w_ at freenet.de
Sun Nov 8 20:13:06 UTC 2009

On Sun, 2009-11-08 at 14:39 -0500, David Robillard wrote:

> New idea: it is tempting to define a very simple turtle document format
> for hosts to signify what they support, then this kind of compatibility
> information could be automatically generated as well (and in a much more
> useful form than a human could put together).  The information is
> already there for plugins.  As far as I'm concerned the lack of
> automatically generated documentation (and/or machine readable data in
> general) is pretty much the sole reason for every single complaint
> related to this whole thing.  This way is also decentralized, but the
> results for all "known" implementations could be hosted at lv2plug.in
> (or anywhere else) for convenience.
> I am surprised I didn't think of this before, but it seems to be a
> pretty good idea.  All that is needed as far as maintenance goes is for
> hosts to supply a simple turtle document that says "I implement foo and
> bar and baz extensions".  The rest can be compiled into whatever fancy
> human readable form you want, for every single plugin out there, by a
> tool.  If I provide a template, would anyone be willing to put together
> these documents?  I will gladly write the tool if the data is there, and
> the problem will be solved, and a convention set that solves it in the
> future with basically no effort involved.

As a start, I'll have a try with collecting a list of hosts and plugins
and what features(/extensions) they provide or require right here on the
list ;)

Longterm it might be useful to have a way to query for this locally. For
an application that builds a matrix for the hosts and plugins you have
installed. Now, it's clear where to look for plugins, but some
convention/mechanism would be needed to fin the host RDF files, right?

Thorsten Wilms

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