[LAD] [A plugin scanner:] Cache text file formats: rdf, ttl, custom xml?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Tue Oct 30 07:57:57 CET 2018

On Mon, 29 Oct 2018 15:34:44 +0100, Robin Gareus wrote:
>Why? I've never seen someone installing/removing software while
>recording or mixing. It also sounds like a bad idea to me.

I agree that it is a bad idea, but decided yesterday not to reply to
this thread and mention that it is a bad idea, because it could happen.

This especially could happen, when using proprietary software, but not
being rich, so the approach likely is to purchase software that
time, when it's needed for the first time.

In the days we used analog audio studios, it could happen that we left
the studio, go by car to a music shop or friend, drove back and
installed a new effect to the effect rack. There was no need to power
off the gear.

However, as long as it should be possible to save the state of a
session done with computers, it should take less time to download
and install new software and to restart the session or even to restart
the computers, than to go by car to a music shop or friend and drive

If possible I already would buy all the needed analog gear and install
all the required software already before starting a recording session,
but this strategy could suffer from not having the money to pay for
everything that perhaps is needed, but not necessarily might be needed.

As for free as in beer software the user should install everything that
perhaps is needed, even if it shouldn't be necessarily needed,
unfortunately not everything is for free as in beer.

However, after a while we usually own all we need, so it doesn't happen
that often in life. It's similar to a power outage. They already
happened several times, but we usually can't remember when one happened
the last time, but power outages do happen and it happens that a user
needs to install new analog gear or new software during a session.

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