[LAD] Portable user interfaces for LV2 plugins

Olivier Guilyardi list at samalyse.com
Fri Mar 11 11:03:28 UTC 2011

On 03/02/2011 03:30 PM, Stefano D'Angelo wrote:

> However, as I see it now, this is a possible list of GUI techonologies
> that may be worth considering:
> 1. HTML/JS/CSS (web UIs)
> 2. OpenGL (advanced UIs)
> 3. GTK+ and Qt (almost all current LV2 desktop hosts use either)
> 4. EFL (might be sound on "very embedded" devices)
> 5. SDL (as portable as possible)
> plus all of the combinations of the above.
> How to decide what to do? Let's choose targets...

I have been thinking about this, and I now believe that the web UI idea may well
be a damn good idea, for both mobile and desktop systems. I have actually
already worked on some rich web audio interface in the past, and I will maybe
play with web-based audio controls in the future for plugins and others.


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