[Ardour-Dev] ardour sessions and write permissions

Fons Adriaensen fons at kokkinizita.net
Fri Sep 25 07:47:24 PDT 2009

On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 10:23:05AM -0400, Paul Davis wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 1:49 AM, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano
> <nando at ccrma.stanford.edu> wrote:
> > Why does ardour need write permissions to the session if I just want to
> > play something (no editing, nothing) and I'm not the owner? Is this
> > something fixable?
> >
> > For example: I set up a session of a multichannel file for students to
> > play but nobody can play it. But they all have perfectly fine read
> > access to everything involved...
> Open a session read-only implies never ever saving any changes to the
> session. Changes to the session do not just include editing. They
> include, for example, window positions and visibility, font sizing and
> several other GUI-related settings that the person might quite
> legitimately want to modify.

Read-only sessions are somthing I want badly as well.

I things can be modified but not saved that would be
perfectly acceptable to me. What could go wrong if
you just allow a session to start without write 
access ? Does Ardour depend on being able to write
as long as you don't save or record ?



Io lo dico sempre: l'Italia è troppo stretta e lunga.

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