[arch-announce] Ardour loses LV2 support

Arch Linux: Recent news updates: Ray Rashif announce at archlinux.org
Fri Jul 8 17:03:56 EDT 2011

Ray Rashif wrote:

An incoming update to [ardour][1] will not have support for [LV2][2] plug-ins
due to the removal of [slv2][3] from its dependencies. This is a result of an
API/ABI incompatibility between the latest releases of the
[Redland/Rasqal/Raptor][4] suite that we ship and Ardour's internal supported
versions of those libraries, which SLV2 depends on. This is also primarily what
caused the [build failures and runtime segmentation fault][5] that you may have

[Upstream will not be updating its codebase][6] as all efforts have shifted to
version 3 of the [DAW][7], which will do away with SLV2 altogether (and possibly
adopt other implementations of the LV2 standard, if at all). Currently, no-one
has submitted a patch to address the issue. Compatibility packages are not
possible to provide in this case, and as such, we have decided to drop LV2
support from our Ardour package. Users can still use [LADSPA][8] plug-ins or,
which is probably already a popular workflow, resort to [other LV2 hosts][9]
with the help of [jack][10] and its routing capabilities.

   [1]: http://www.archlinux.org/packages/?q=ardour

   [2]: http://lv2plug.in/trac/

   [3]: http://www.archlinux.org/packages/?q=slv2

   [4]: http://librdf.org/

   [5]: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/25060

   [6]: https://ardour.org/node/4301#comment-25145

   [7]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_audio_workstation

   [8]: http://www.ladspa.org/


   [10]: http://www.archlinux.org/packages/?q=jack

URL: http://www.archlinux.org/news/ardour-loses-lv2-support/

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