[Ardour-Users] nightly/development builds

David Santamauro david.santamauro at gmail.com
Tue Feb 23 06:35:09 PST 2016

I get it. I've been playing with it all morning. I only mentioned SDI in 
the context of "views", which, if attached, they are. It's only when you 
detach one or more and get into multiple top-level windows that the 
model changes. Nevertheless, it's just descriptive terminology.

On 02/23/2016 08:29 AM, Paul Davis wrote:
> I think you've missed the point. The editor and mixer can be opened in
> different top level, independent windows at the same time. This is not SDI.
> The work that has been done makes either approach possible, not one or the
> other.
> Motivations:
>       provide a friendlier experience for people working on laptops who
> either (a) are used to using other single-window DAWs (like Ableton Live)
> or (b) are not familiar/comfortable with workspaces or both.
>       make it possible to view the mixer window with the transport controls
>       retain multiple window/monitor ease of use
> On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 4:02 AM, David Santamauro <
> david.santamauro at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 02/22/2016 03:43 PM, Paul Davis wrote:
>> The "tabbed" branch features two important changes from previous versions
>>> of Ardour. First and foremost, both the editor and mixer windows (along
>>> with the preferences window) are by default displayed as tabs in a single
>>> window. The tabs can be torn off to create detached versions, and the
>>> program will remember this state. Secondly, the entire mechanism for
>> Interesting ... your use of quotes around "tabbed" is appropriate. I
>> consider these more SDI views. I'm also not sure what the goal of these
>> are. I don't hang around IRC often so I definitely missed the background
>> conversation regarding this interface change, but I'm sure there are good
>> reasons for it, I just can't think of one.
>> David
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