[Ardour-Users] High number of crashes

Thorsten Wilms t_w_ at freenet.de
Wed Aug 26 00:30:54 PDT 2015

On 26.08.2015 00:44, jonetsu at teksavvy.com wrote:
> With only this description one would think that the main
> advantage is that in case of crash, the dedicated host would go away,
> not the DAW.


> At what price in performance, if any, is this
> decoupling achieved ?

The price to care about is interaction cost: One application more to 
start/stop and to manage the state of (unless you have working session 
management). Instead of just adding a plugin in the strip of a track or 
bus, you might now have to add a strip in the host, add a plugin there 
and then make connections between DAW and host.

Now, what's the real solution, if not solely more care and thorough 
testing by plugin developers? "Plugins" distributed as source to be 
JITted to run on the "hosts" limited instruction set virtual machine?

Thorsten Wilms

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