[LAD] [LAU] [ANN] LADI Session Handler - Preview 1

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Thu Sep 3 01:32:26 UTC 2009

On 09/03/2009 11:27 AM, michael noble wrote:
> If I'm understanding the latter half of this thread correctly it is 
> exactly what I've been wanting in a window manager for a gnu/linux 
> based daw for a long time - a visual patching based desktop and window 
> manager.
> Zoom out and you get a patchage like overview of all windows between 
> which you can make connections. You can then zoom into each app object 
> to whichever degree you wish using some combination of modifier key 
> and mouse wheel over the object, make application adjustments and then 
> zoom back out to the overall canvas. I think we inherited the desktop 
> approach from graphical design, where the notion of bounded workspaces 
> makes more sense. I'd rather my desktop were an unbounded extended 
> "canvas" of inter-patchable windows with something like LADIsh and 
> JACK underpinning session interconnection and management.
> But who has the resources to pull something like that off?

This zoom in/out functionality already exists in KDE and is also a part 
of the apple desktop.

We don't currently have a wm or desktop environemtn that communicates 
with jack.

I'm am very interested in seeing this happen and I think it can be tied 
into the lash/ladish system too.


Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd

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