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

  • From: Steve Harris <S.W.Harris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gmpi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2003 23:04:03 +0000

On Sun, Feb 16, 2003 at 08:41:51 +0100, Mikael Hillborg wrote:
> > 1: Easy to implement
> > 2: Support all kinds of applications
> > 3: "just work"
> > 
> > I don't find this to be realistic. In my time as a software engineer and 
> > production manager, 
> > 1 thing I've learned is that over-confidence is the sure road to failure, 
> > and that 
> > "self-limitation" is the road to success (well, that's 2 things 
> > actually...).
> > Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that the 3 points above are more or less 
> > mutually exclusive, 
> > or rather, (2) is mutually exclusive with the others.
> Yes, I have the same background as you, agree and think the focus should be 
> on (3). 
> (1) and (2) are maybe not too realistic, but the spec should (1) not be of 
> the "spaghetti" 
> kind and it should be relatively easy to learn if you have no problem reading 
> specs, such 
> as the DirectX, VST and Audio Unit specs. 

I'd agree with this too. Being too general just makes things complicated.
> Thus the customer audience is the same people who use the above formats BUT I 
> would like to
> add the following group: Linux users. Basically, I think we should focus on 
> Mac (OS 9 and/or X?), 
> Windows (all flavours except 3.x) and Linux users (any Linux lurkers here? 
> Red Hat as a 
> reference maybe?). 

There are a few linux people here, its not necceary to target a particular
distribution though, internally there all the same.

- Steve

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