[Ardour-Dev] Website integration with Ardour interface

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Mon Jan 19 20:21:31 PST 2009

Fons Adriaensen wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 08:10:54PM +0100, Jan Stary wrote:
>> And a Facebook uploader!
>> Plese keep Ardour what it is.
> Seconded. I'd say even simpler than it is now.

With xul runner it will load at runtime so it would not contribute to 
any inefficiency in ardour unless enabled.  The code required to embed 
it into the interface is quite minimal. The only addition would be 
including the xulrunner folders in the  Ardour package so they are 
always available.

It would make Ardour a complete standalone solution and make it that 
much harder for users *not* to get involved.

I don't see why it is a problem to embed a browser if we are going to 
have external links directly in the interface and expect people to be 
connected to the internet in order to contribute anyway.

IMO, The only thing making it an issue is the time it takes to add the 
code. It might even be faster than creating and laying out a custom 
screen with embedded links. Also any changes that get made to the 
website are immediately visible.

Seems like it would actually be less maintenance in the long run.

It would also allow users to make financial contributions from directly 
inside the app while they are using it which is the most likely time 
they will feel like giving anyway.

Basically, strike while the iron is hot. Give the users the option and 
they will utilize it.


Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd.

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