On Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 12:50 AM, Louis Gorenfeld <louis.gorenfeld(a)gmail.com
> You might want to contact Filipe Coelho (aka falktx).
I have some experimental code for VST UIs in Linux (using openGL), it's
ready for release...
I've uploaded a source tarball with a plugin inside, although the UI seems
to have some little issues right now:
I'll work more on it soon, so for now it can be a "preview" of how it is
But in short, it uses something I call "DISTRHO Plugin Toolkit", which
similar to Juce can make a single source code compile into different
APIs (At the moment LADSPA, DSSI, LV2, VST and
Standalone, some better
This plugin uses openGL for the UI, but Qt4 can be used alternatively.
DISTRHO looks interesting, but I was wondering maybe if my existing
VSTGUI code could somehow be used with the least amount of
adjustments. I guess since it's just a bunch of x,y offsets and basic
widgets it shouldn't be too hard to port to another toolkit, but I
don't have the free time I used to. But, I'll definitely consider it.
It's free, right? I didn't see a license so I'm guessing it'd be ok to
bake into my binary-only application (apologies if I just missed it).
I'm wondering if maybe downgrading VSTGUI and making the plugin
perfectly WINE-friendly (or winelib) would be an option. Anyone know
what the best VSTGUI version might be the best target for that? And
any opinions on the VSTGUI port found at jacklab.net?
The old vstgui linux port was made a long time ago, and for VSTSDK2.3 only.
From what I know, the X11 code is kinda hacky and
can't work for 64bit.
Using WINE is out of the question for many users.
regarding DISTRHO [-Plugin-Toolkit], currently it's licensed for GPL v2+,
but I'm considering other options as the code needs to be embed for it to
work (perhaps a full-free, commercial-like, license to help maintaining the
it's still under development, so I haven't decided on this yet.