[gmpi] Re: Requirements

  • From: Steve Harris <S.W.Harris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gmpi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 17:59:09 +0000

On Tue, Feb 11, 2003 at 06:10:38 +0100, Marc Poirier wrote:
> > As to the XML part, that's a great idea for a standard preset file=20
> > format (so all hosts can use the same presets), but IMHO, it's too=20
> > high level and too complex for a real time plugin API.
> I'm not sure I agree, but maybe that's just because I'm coming at this as 
> a Mac OS X user and there are all these super easy CoreFoundation methods 
> for handling XML data.  Isn't there something called GnuStep or something 
> like that which has a lot of similar stuff for other platforms?  I really 
> would prefer not to discount something like XML right from the start.  
> Settings compatibility and readability and upgradeability is very very 
> significant with music plugins.

I agree. On other platforms there's libxml, which is OK. We could specify a
x-platform API to handle (aproximatly) standard XML settings files easily.

- Steve 

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