[LV2] Killing the event extension

hermann meyer brummer- at web.de
Tue Jan 28 12:04:27 PST 2014

Am 28.01.2014 20:41, schrieb David Robillard:
> On 2014-01-28 13:44, Albert Graef wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 5:37 PM, David Robillard <d at drobilla.net> wrote:
>>> It's been years now since this unfortunate screw-up and deprecation. It
>>> needs to be put to bed.
>>> What hosts are left that still *only* support the event extension?
>> What about plugins, will the event extension continue to work for
>> these? faust-lv2 still uses the event extension, I haven't got around
>> updating it yet.
> Well, I am first wondering about hosts, since hosts need to support atom
> for plugins to migrate.  That's step 1, which, as far as I know, is done.
> If all the host have been updated, then it's time to push the remaining
> plugins to migrate, and ultimately remove host support for event.
> It's time to spearhead more aggressive deprecation of the event 
> extension,
> e.g.:
> 1) Make sure hosts support atom
> 2) Make sure plugins are ported
> 3) Make event headers noisy with warnings
> 4) Remove host support
> 5) Hiding event and uri-map from the docs completely
> I will try to find the time to personally help with 2, but consider this
> fair warning that 3 and 4 will happen in the not so distant future :)

I use the event extension in gxtuner.lv2
If you removing the event extension, I will drop the midi support in it.
What is about backward compatibility, is it snow from yesterday?


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