[gmpi] Re: Topic 2: Plugin flavors

  • From: Steve Harris <S.W.Harris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gmpi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 15:56:02 +0000

On Thu, Feb 27, 2003 at 10:35:47 -0500, Paul Davis wrote:
> >We also need to address:- will we support plugs operating in a
> >pseudo-static (visualiser / editor) mode of operation, "offline" hybrids
> >(including multipass and non-1:1 algorithms), or does GMPI only seek to
> >address realtime 1:1 or "pseudo-1:1" streaming at this stage?
> >
> >My suggestion would be to specify only realtime streaming for now as
> >that's the most urgent need, but to bear in mind the possibility of
> >visualisers and editors using the same data representation scheme and
> >broad API conventions in future.
> 
> as i just mentioned, i don't think we care what the plugin does. it
> can do visualization, make candy based on the incoming audio signal,
> control a 3D polystyrene robot sculptor or whatever. from the
> perspective of the host, its a chunk of code that the host calls at
> the appropriate times, has zero or more inputs and zero or more
> outputs and obeys general RT scheduling:

We do (or could) care if its not 1:1 or streaming, that makes a real
difference. I odnt think this has been mentioned so far, but I thought we
were cencerning ourselves with realtime plugins for now.

- Steve

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