[Ardour-Users] join songs with links to files

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Sun Aug 2 13:45:36 PDT 2009

> On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 11:48 AM, Patrick
> Shirkey<pshirkey at boosthardware.com>  wrote:
>> Ardour has no capability to handle this idea. It doesn't ever change
>> its source files, and it assumes that nobody else does either.
>> Shoot me now but how difficult would it be to add this as a config option?
> When I said "has no capability" I should perhaps have written "was
> written with the absolute opposite idea in mind".
> Nothing in software is impossible. This would merely be harder than
> some other things.


1: Ardour was never intended to be a fully fledged sound editor.
2: It already has code to read the file as a softlink and embed it in a 
3. Add a config option that allows the user to set if ardour "refreshes 
it's cache" everytime that a softlink file is updated externally.
4. Add some logic to automatically resize the sample waveform view if 
the length changes.
5. Either leave it to the user to adjust the lengths of the samples 
waveview if they are longer than the previous version in memory or add 
another option to only adjust the length of a samples waveview if it is 
shorter than the previous version in memory.

Seems like a reasonable task for a bounty. Might even be an original 
feature that no other DAW's provide.

Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd

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