On Fri, 2011-07-29 at 21:16 +0200, Olivier Guilyardi wrote:
I have tested my LV2 stack on both Windows (in MingW) and OSX and it
builds and works fine. I very much support LV2 branching out to other
platforms, and even reluctantly went with a much more liberal license
than I prefer to facilitate that.
What you are talking about is simply packaging. Feel free. Someone who
actually has a clue about XCode or Visual Studio or Eclipse or whatever
other environment would have to do that part. I certainly don't. I can
probably pull off building an OSX "framework" if anyone cared. None of
this work magically gets done by sticking an "SDK" sticker on something.
(Though honestly, anyone writing audio software is going to be perfectly
capable of making use of a portable C library regardless)
As for what I will personally do, I will eagerly do any reasonable work
to help out a developer who contacts me and is interested in using this
stuff but needs certain tweaks or whatever. I am *not* interested in
wasting extremely valuable time on things for hypothetical fantasy
developers, though. Communication is important. If you can't even
contact the developer of something to ask about collaboration, frankly
you deserve to be left in the cold. If, for example, the Audacity
developers, contact me and need some changes to Lilv to make it work
well for them on Windows, they can contact me, and I'd be more than
happy to help. Real people, real problems, real work, real benefit.
It's worth doing when you *know* somebody is going to use it. There's
certainly no shortage of such things, so wasting time on things that
*might* be useful to some hypothetical person is foolish.
Free Software is community-based software. Communities collaborate. If
you want to write software using tools from some faceless monolith that
it's hopeless to even communicate with, well, this isn't really the
software for you. If you want software by and for real *people*...
Greetings! What are you trying to do? Awesome, let's do it.
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