[Ardour-Users] Unable to build ardour 2.8.9.

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Sat Jun 19 18:37:44 PDT 2010

2010/6/19 Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net>:

> Qtractor can be build with VST support on Debian (based distros) without any
> issues, but you might miss some features supported by Ardour.

QTractor cannot be built as a 64 bit application with native
(in-process) support for windows VST plugins. Please stop spreading

If the OP was prepared to and set up to build ardour+VST as a 32 bit
app, it would work just fine (to the extent that hosting windows
plugins in a linux host ever works "just fine").

> Do you know dssi-vst? http://www.breakfastquay.com/dssi-vst/

This doesn't solve the 64 bit issue in any way. Steinberg redesigned
VST (VST3.0 is the result) specifically to address the problems caused
by their API having pointers as a central part of its design. You
can't mix word size in the host and a plugin if the plugin API
involves pointers (since these are by definition a different size in a
windows 32 bit environment and a 64 bit one).


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