[Ardour-Dev] waveform display for master track

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Wed Nov 19 21:51:49 PST 2008

Quentin Harley wrote:
> Patrick Shirkey wrote:
>> John Rigg wrote:
>>>> or don't enable the master track code.
>>> That would be a good solution, as long as nothing extra is still
>>> running in the background, and as long as the changes needed to
>>> implement this don't introduce bugs that affect other parts of
>>> Ardour (difficult to avoid, I suspect).
>> Oh well if it's a case of shouldn't do this in case it might not work 
>> then we should all just go home and sit in the corner for the rest of 
>> our lives. Don't eat anything cos you might choke. Did you also know 
>> that breathing will eventually shorten your life expectancy so think 
>> carefully about doing that too. In fact thinking too hard could be 
>> bad for your karma so don't do that either.
> Patrick, don't blame us for voicing our concerns.  You have an idea, 
> and it may be a good one.  Just remember that with any new 
> implementation comes some kind of compromise, and in this case it will 
> be processing power.  People like John just cannot afford losing some 
> of that at the moment.  That is all.
> No idea ever came to pass without some resistance.  Live with it, and 
> if this idea is important to you, don't go sob in the corner.
I'm not sobbing. I was making a point that saying it could affect other 
code is a fairly redundant argument. If we all stopped doing things 
because it *might* affect something else then we would never make any 
progress. Of course it won't even make it past phase 1 if it turns out 
to be a complete nightmare to implement.

I have no problem with discussing the merits of the feature. There have 
been several options that have been tabled and most of them seem way out 
of scope for the impact that the feature will have. However I see a way 
to do what I want with hopefully very little footprint now so I am going 
to move ahead with the example code as I have time.


Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd.

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