Ladspa GUIs (Was Re: [linux-audio-user] Acid type program

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Sat Jan 28 10:01:43 EST 2006

Many winblows pt/nuendo/sonar users would be turned on by a little more
ladspa eye-candy...  more attention is a good thing.........

> Reuben Martin:
>>> (Why hasn't anyone made a ladspa plugin with a GUI by the way? Its
>>> really simple just spawning of a gui process program.)
>>Because you have no way of knowing if the platform you are running it
> No no, you misunderstand. I said "spawning of a gui process" (I should
> rather have said "spawning off a gui process", but I didn't. :-) ).
> Well, I guess the question was more retorical. I personally think reason
> is that linux programmers aren't that much into bells and whistles as
> windows programmers.
>>on will have support for the toolkit needed by the GUI.  It would be
>>nice to append the LADSPA spec to allow for a simple markup language
>>to describe the GUI, and then depend on the host to render that markup
>>language into a GUI. It would make it toolkit independent.
> No, that would not be nice at all. Far too complicated for the hosts, and
> guis would be different from host to host, and limited by the markup
> language
> What would be nice was if we used a common gui-designer like qdesigner
> or glade, so that someone could make an automatic gui-spawner library
> that used the xml-files from qdesigner or glade to make guis. That way,
> anyone could make/edit gui's quite easely. The idea was proposed some
> years ago, but no one has picked it up. Its not much work to do, but I
> guess no one has got the time. It must be a community project as well,
> because it would be useless if no one bothered to make guis for the
> various plug-ins or the hosts didn't support it. (well, the host-problem
> could be fixed automatically by making a wrapper ladspa plugin, but its
> not the ideal solution)

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