[gmpi] Re: Topic 1: Audience for and users of plugins

  • From: "gogins@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <gogins@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gmpi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 14:47:36 -0500

Problems with existing formats are so fundamental, distilling them would
not produce anything "done right." But we can implement a more elegant
standard, such as a straightforward data flow graph, that will
significantly extend current functionality without adding too much
complexity. Something like Microsoft filter graphs, without COM and
simpler, and with MIDI-like control optional at any node.

Original Message:
From: Bill Gardner billg@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 13:46:00 -0500
To: gmpi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gmpi] Re: Topic 1: Audience for and users of plugins

I want to echo Mikael's earlier post about the issue of deciding whether we 
plan to design 1) an interface for the future with lots of features, or 2) 
a distillation of the existing formats "done right", or 3) are we going to 
try to do both, that is, a core interface that takes the best features of 
existing formats plus adds lots of new stuff. I'm suspicious of 3, and tend 
towards 2, keeping in mind that a good foundation is the best thing to 
build upon.

I suppose I've jumped ahead of the topic here. All of this assumes the 
audience is the audio plug-in developer community. I'm asking if the 
fundamental motivation is to enable new functionality, or to replace the 
existing formats with something that is easier to develop, more robust, 
easier to maintain, etc. Almost all of the downstream topics depend on this 


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