[LV2] inline plugin displays

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Tue Mar 15 17:57:25 PDT 2016

On 03/15/2016 08:02 PM, Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:
>> So far I've implemented this as proof of concept in Ardour, fil4.lv2 and
>> meters.lv2 (all git/master).
>> thoughts, comments are welcome,
> User speaking here: sweeeeeeeet!

I knew you'd like it :)

> I really like the simplification of making this stuff read-only and not
> bother with editable controls at this point.

Yes, that is intentional. Interaction would complicate things a lot,
besides it's questionable if one can cramp useful controls in a tiny
space. The only exception might be Harry's ArtyFx and even those are
kinda large :)

The proposed interface is as simple as it can be, portable and
compatible: Pretty much every toolkit can produce (plugin) or display
(host) ARGB pixmaps. Also handling them manually isn't exactly rocket
science either.

> Can't wait for the first
> compressor plugin to adopt this feature - seeing the current gain
> reduction at a glance is pretty much a must-have these days.

yep and gate open/closed indicators or a synth displaying the waveform

Here's another prototype: https://github.com/x42/isco.lv2
I initially intended this to be a minimal example, but overshot that
goal a bit :)

One thing that remains to be done is to standardize the URIs and add
.ttl documentation.


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