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

  • From: "Smartelectronix - Bram de Jong" <bram@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gmpi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 12:54:25 +0100

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Olofson" <david@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> On Tuesday 18 February 2003 08.38, Bram - Smartelectronix wrote:
> [...]
> > I don't really understand why we need to specificaly quantify the
> > different types of plugins. Why not just let the writer of the
> > plugin decide what I/O he needs ("3 audio in, 2 audio out, 1
> > musical-data out") and let the host decide what plugins work in
> > it's inside ("this host only supports 2audio_in 2audio_out"
> I completely agree with you, but I think you might be missing the 
> point with this discussion. The reason for looking at different 
> "kinds" of plugins is that we want to consider the *feature set* they 
> require to be implemented. In some cases, it might actually be 
> *required* that plugins are treated differently, but the preferred 
> way is to just provide these features as optional protocols built on 
> top of a common transport layer.

Ah, ok...
Thanks for that.

 - bram

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