[Ardour-Users] Unable to build ardour 2.8.9.

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sun Jun 20 00:44:29 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.

Sorry, for my broken English.
This should mean: I don't know what kind of VSTs can be used for Qtractor.

> 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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