[LAD] Portable user interfaces for LV2 plugins

David Robillard d at drobilla.net
Tue Mar 1 22:41:33 UTC 2011

On Tue, 2011-03-01 at 19:01 +0100, Stefano D'Angelo wrote:
> 2011/3/1 Stefano D'Angelo <zanga.mail at gmail.com>:
> > 2011/3/1 Olivier Guilyardi <list at samalyse.com>:
> >> On 02/28/2011 10:37 PM, Stefano D'Angelo wrote:
> >>> However, that part currently depends on librdf, and I've been so lazy
> >>> not to provide ways to build the bridge without it. However it should
> >>> be easy to modify. But since the new bridges are in the making and top
> >>> priority here, I guess they will be released more or less by the time
> >>> LV2r4 and the next SLV2 will be released, so it won't take long.
> >>>
> >>> Unfortunately the LRDF part won't be there due to a complete rewrite,
> >>> and support for that thing will be delayed to some later release (but
> >>> not too much) since I want to avoid librdf. In this regard, I wanted
> >>> to use libxml2 directly, is that ok for you? (However, I will also
> >>> provide a clean way to build without LRDF support, so...)
> >>
> >> For me, no. libxml2 is more than 1Mb on my 32bit Debian system. I don't know
> >> what size it will be on Android, after static linking, but I'm pretty sure it
> >> will remain quite big. This won't work in my case I'm afraid. If I add native
> >> LADSPA support, then I can use the Android XML Java APIs to parse XML, without
> >> the need to bundle libxml2, or libexpat, etc..
> >
> > Mmm, one more reason to avoid supporting LRDF...
> If we want to say it all... there's also N3 Ardour presets, but...
> IDEA: a separate dynamic manifest for LRDF and yet another for Ardour
> N3 presents, and other ones for whatever you want!

I would just ram all this through rapper and get Turtle and call it a
day, but I'm probably more inclined to consider LADSPA/LRDF deprecated
than most. Why on earth would anyone write a new LADSPA + LRDF plugin

> Oh, I just noticed this error in the dyn manifest header:
> <http://www.example.com/plugin/uri> a lv2:Plugin; should be
> <http://www.example.com/plugin/uri> a lv2:Plugin . in the
> documentation of function lv2_dyn_manifest_get_subjects.

Fixed in svn, thanks.


P.S. Serd parses N3 too

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