[Ardour-Users] Unable to build ardour 2.8.9.

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sun Jun 20 00:27:53 PDT 2010

Paul Davis wrote:
> 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
> misinformation.

You can build it and use VSTs, what ever kind this VSTs might be. Rui?
Dunno if here's a difference for 'native' Linux VSTs or not. I just read 
that he wishes to add VST support to Ardour. Now I do have VST support 
for Qtractor.
Sorry that Juanjavier Martínez missed my note 'off-list', when I helped 
him to install the needed package to build your application, while you 
didn't helped him with your reply. I explicitly wished to help him 
off-list and people I helped off-list never had the impression that I'm 
spreading misinformation, even if I might be wrong sometimes.

The 'sorry' isn't ironical. It's important to me to help off-list. Note 
that he might still try to build Ardour right now, if I wouldn't have 
written what package he needs to install, because nobody else did.

> 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).
> --p

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