[ardour-dev] Ardour 2 Beta 9 First Impressions

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Wed Jan 3 08:23:46 PST 2007

On Wed, 2007-01-03 at 10:16 -0500, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 03, 2007 at 09:51:15AM +0200, Sampo Savolainen wrote:
> > > 2. "Destroy" is missing from the region context menu. There is still a
> > > "Remove" option, however this does not delete the underlying wave file
> > > like "Destroy" used to. Again, there is no way to delete capture files.
> > 
> > I don't know what happened to this, but in my opinion it's better to use
> > "remove" and "cleanup unused sources".
> I'd like to throw an oar in this river: it seems to me that if you're
> importing (rather than recording) a bunch of tracks, and recording
> others, *and you're in a low disk space environment* (and this will
> happen, and I think it's worth catering for myself, but it's a value
> judgement, certainly), then you might want/need to zap specific audio
> track files, without cleaning up *all* unused sources... unless I fail
> to understand what Ardour's idea of an "unused source" actually is.

a source is (currently) a file of some kind. from that source are
derived zero or more regions. the regions exist in the session's region
list, and also in zero or more playlists.

a file can be removed if the source is referenced only by a region in
the session's region list (this is checked across all session
snapshots). if this is true, the source isn't actually being used by any
playlists, and is thus effectively unused.

i can't recall the precise details of why its hard to implement Destroy
for a specific region now, but it is. It may have to do with the
undo/redo system that we have now, but I am not sure.


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