[Ardour-Users] GUI toolkit support

jonetsu jonetsu at teksavvy.com
Fri Nov 16 10:06:59 PST 2018

On Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:56:23 +0100
Robin Gareus <robin at gareus.org> wrote:

> Say you write a plugin that needs ffmpeg and uses the newer
> libswresample2 interface, and another author writes a plugin that uses
> the older libswresample1 API. Now you dynamically link both.

Just a probably very stupid question.  If plugins from a manufacturer
are all using the same statically-linked toolkit, then would it be
possible for that manufacturer to ship their plugins with a .so of the
toolkit for them to use instead of having that toolkit embedded in
every single plugin binary ? The install is then two binaries: the
plugin and the toolkit.  Any further plugins from that manufacturer
installed by the user will use (provided good version control and
associated use cases) the same .so toolkit.

One might say well, in 10 years from now there'll be a-plenty of
those .so toolkit files laying around on the drive since there were
updates and no-one ever detected and removed the ones that are not used


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