[Ardour-Dev] Ardour interface simplication?

Lamar Owen lowen at pari.edu
Thu Sep 23 11:10:00 PDT 2010

On Thursday, September 23, 2010 11:52:47 am Paul Davis wrote:
> I don't have time right now for a detailed answer, but this has
> already been done once, for the now-dead SAE version. Setting
> ARDOUR_SAE or something like that in the runtime environment changes
> quite a lot of stuff. It could be done again.

> The problem is not the mechanism per se, its agreeing on what the
> reductions/simplifications are. It took months of work with my contact
> at SAE to resolve this in that case.

Making an interface that is powerful yet simple is a challenge.  Ardour, IMHO, strikes a great compromise, given how powerful it truly is.

But a 'ARDOUR_CASUAL' or 'ARDOUR_PRO' variable, perhaps even set in the rc file, might be ok.  

Yeah, I had forgotten about how the SAE differences could be set at runtime....

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