[LV2] [PATCH 5/5] add external UI as valid UI

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Thu Jan 2 13:52:19 PST 2014

On 01/02/2014 09:58 PM, Kaspar Emanuel wrote:
> So are there plans to apply this?

I think chances are slim to naught for this to become an a valid
official URI.

> At least have some discussion around this? 


DR: "I have yet to hear one good reason why this extension isn't stupid."

RG: "externalUI offers a potential solution for cases that libsuil
cannot currently handle (and never might be able to) e.g mixing

To be continued..

> I am currently in the process of writing an external UI myself.
> I understand that it will work in most plugin hosts except Jalv.

a re-based version of the patch to add externalUI to jalv can be found
at http://robin.linuxaudio.org/tmp/jalv_extui_svn5245.diff
I find it quite handy for testing external-UIs during development.

> so I am not too concerned but I would feel more confident about it if it
> was part of the official spec.

"As for the 5th patch, I've added external-UI URIs to the RDF in order
to make sord_validate recognize them (I like if all my plugin RDF
validates). [..]  I'm throwing it out in case someone else finds this

I never had any real intentions to make this a valid official URI; but I
would not veto it to become one.


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