[LV2] Killing the event extension
d at drobilla.net
Tue Jan 28 13:06:06 PST 2014
On 2014-01-28 15:04, hermann meyer wrote:
> 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>
>> It's time to spearhead more aggressive deprecation of the event
>> 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
>> 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
> What is about backward compatibility, is it snow from yesterday?
Well, we have backwards compatibility. We've had it for the almost 2
that the event extension has been deprecated.
Obviously burdening hosts, especially new ones, with implementing
events in two different ways is not a good strategy. It's an egg on
of LV2 that actively makes host authors hesitant to implement support.
There comes a point when letting a few straggler projects cripple LV2
is counter-productive. That point is rapidly approaching. It doesn't
decade to move a few plugins to a slightly different event API.
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