[LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?

Stéphane Letz letz at grame.fr
Tue Jul 1 11:17:41 UTC 2014

Le 1 juil. 2014 à 13:03, Fons Adriaensen <fons at linuxaudio.org> a écrit :

> On Tue, Jul 01, 2014 at 07:09:33AM +0200, Stéphane Letz wrote:
>> Or just drop the "code" link that is available in the upper
>> part of he HTML page in the export tool of FaustLive. In a
>> matter of minutes you can generate the *native* optimized
>> tool you may want as a plug-in or standalone application.
> I'm getting more and more annoyed by the repeated implicit or
> explicit suggestions that this ability to 'generate whatever
> format you like' and do it in a web browser is a property or,
> ($GOD help us) a quality of Faust.
> It simply isn't.
> The faust compiler will generate C code in a format that is
> essentially an implicit and rather primitive plugin standard.
> Then there are a number of wrappers that will turn this into
> an LV2, a VST or whatever you want.
> There's no Faust involved in that step. You can use the same
> wrappers with any DSP code that provides the expected interface,
> and that's easy enough to arrange.
> Ciao,

Missing the fact that Faust can directly compile LLVM IR for easy embeddable dynamic compilation, missing the fact that asm.js can be compiled and directly deployed, missing the fact that VHDL (for instance) is one of the future target.  If you better know what Faust can do and will do than us, then… And if the "rather primitive plugin standard" is too primitive then, let's works on improve it.


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