[ANN] LSP Plugins 1.1.0 released!

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[ANN] LSP Plugins 1.1.0 released!

Postby sadko4u » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:16 pm

After a long delay, the new 1.1.0 release hase been made!

Today we also celebrate the second year of project lifetime since the 1.0.0 release!

The release slogan can be pronounced as: "Farewall to GTK!", that's why this release includes a lot of HUGE UI changes, so please try it carefully before using on your projects!

https://youtu.be/MXWgPCmXLD0

The overall changelist is the following:
  • Ported all widgets from GTK+ 2.x to raw X11 + cairo
  • Ardour DAW is supported by the UI as before
  • Mixbus DAW is supported by the UI as before
  • JUCE-based hosts are now supported by UI
  • Tracktion DAWs are now supported by UI
  • Renoise DAW is now supported by UI
  • Bitwig Studio DAW is now supported by UI
  • REAPER native linux version is now supported by UI
  • Updated JACK plugin wrapper to support new UIs
  • Updated VST pluign wrapper to support new UIs
  • Updated LV2 plugin wrapper to support new UIs
  • Implemented LV2:Instance support feature for optimizing LV2 DSP <-> UI transfers
  • Official Steinberg VST 2.4 SDK is not required more for building VST plugins
  • Added version check for JACK core libraries to prevent multiple installations conflict
  • Requirements of naming JACK core library were reduced to only contain 'lsp-plugins' substring
  • Added version check for VST core libraries to prevent multiple installations conflict
  • Requirements of naming VST core library were reduced to only contain 'lsp-plugins' substring
  • Ported Gtk2Box widget to X11UI widgets
  • Ported Gtk2Button widget to X11UI widgets
  • Ported Gtk2Cell widget to X11UI widgets
  • Ported Gtk2Grid widget to X11UI widgets
  • Ported Gtk2Indicator widget to X11UI widgets
  • Ported Gtk2Label widget to X11UI widgets
  • Ported Gtk2Led widget to X11UI widgets
  • Ported Gtk2Separator widget to X11UI widgets
  • Ported Gtk2Switch widget to X11UI widgets
  • Ported Gtk2Knob widget to X11UI widgets
  • Ported Gtk2Meter widget to X11UI widgets
  • Ported Gtk2Group widget to X11UI widgets
  • Ported Gtk2Align widget to X11UI widgets
  • Ported Center widget to X11UI widgets
  • Ported Axis widget to X11UI widgets
  • Ported Marker widget to X11UI widgets
  • Ported Basis widget to X11UI widgets
  • Ported PortAlias widget to X11UI widgets
  • Ported Text widget to X11UI widgets
  • Ported Mesh widget to X11UI widgets
  • Ported Dot widget to X11UI widgets
  • Ported IGraph widget to X11UI widgets
  • Ported Gtk2Graph widget to X11UI widgets
  • Ported Gtk2ComboBox widget to X11UI widgets
  • Ported Gtk2Window widget to X11UI widgets
  • Ported Gtk2File widget to X11UI widgets
  • Ported Gtk2Body widget to X11UI widgets
  • Ported Gtk2MountStud widget to X11UI widgets
  • Implemented ScrollBar widget
  • Implemented Edit widget
  • Implemented ListBox widget
  • Implemented Menu widget
  • Implemented File Save/Open dialog
  • Implemented Hyperlink widget
  • Implemented Fader widget
  • Implemented File saving widget
  • Implemented basic clipboard support
  • Code clean up and project tree refactoring
  • Fixed inline display drawing issue related to GCC 6 optimization specifics (thanks to Robin Gareus)
  • Changed maximum sample length of the Schlagzeug plugin up to 64 seconds
  • Changed maximum sample length of the Triggersensor plugin up to 64 seconds
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Re: [ANN] LSP Plugins 1.1.0 released!

Postby Jack Winter » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:38 pm

Congratulations!

Happy to hear this, am going to test it right away (in reaper).
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Re: [ANN] LSP Plugins 1.1.0 released!

Postby simonvanderveldt » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:02 pm

sadko4u wrote:The release slogan can be pronounced as: "Farewall to GTK!", that's why this release includes a lot of HUGE UI changes, so please try it carefully before using on your projects!


That's awesome!
Good job and congratulations with this pretty major release!

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Re: [ANN] LSP Plugins 1.1.0 released!

Postby Jack Winter » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:12 pm

Can confirm that so far everything I've tested works in reaper. More thorough testing tomorrow.
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Re: [ANN] LSP Plugins 1.1.0 released!

Postby luciorgomes » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:19 am

Thanks man... :D

I've tried the lv2 version. I saw a little problem on it. The selections on the comboboxes cannot be altered by the left mouse button. Only the mouse wheel works.

I'm on Linux Mint Mate.

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Re: [ANN] LSP Plugins 1.1.0 released!

Postby sadko4u » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:56 am

luciorgomes wrote:Thanks man... :D

I've tried the lv2 version. I saw a little problem on it. The selections on the comboboxes cannot be altered by the left mouse button. Only the mouse wheel works.

I'm on Linux Mint Mate.

Need more detailed information about host you've used.
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Re: [ANN] LSP Plugins 1.1.0 released!

Postby GMaq » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:42 pm

Hi,

Congrats your hard work and another great release!!

I have a strange question... I have an older 32bit system here with AV Linux 6.0.4 (based on Debian Squeeze from 2009!) I keep this system for compatibility with my 16 channel Mackie FireWire device, it 'just works' and is very fast and FireWire moving to ALSA support in the kernel makes newer Distros only work with Dice chipsets without a lot of module blocking hassle.

Now that your plugins use Xlib do you think they will work on a system that age now that GTK is not required?

Side note: Latest Ardour and Mixbus still run like a watch on this old system so those are the hosts I'd be using with your plugins in..

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Re: [ANN] LSP Plugins 1.1.0 released!

Postby sadko4u » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:28 pm

GMaq wrote:Now that your plugins use Xlib do you think they will work on a system that age now that GTK is not required?

Side note: Latest Ardour and Mixbus still run like a watch on this old system so those are the hosts I'd be using with your plugins in..

Hi Glen! As I remember, the X11 protocol hasn't significantly changed for many years. And there is nothing special in xlib functions that were used while developing plugins. I think it should work. At least it's a good reason at least to try the new release.
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Re: [ANN] LSP Plugins 1.1.0 released!

Postby Jack Winter » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:02 pm

One of the great advantages of targeting xlib is that it has a stable api/abi and doesn't break like gtk+ occasionally does. In this respect just like the kernel...
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Re: [ANN] LSP Plugins 1.1.0 released!

Postby funkmuscle » Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:27 pm

yep works with Reaper and Ardour-5.12 and Mixbus 32C on Arch64

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Re: [ANN] LSP Plugins 1.1.0 released!

Postby sadko4u » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:20 pm

falkTX wrote:Getting rid of gtk2 is definitely great news!

Yep, this was very long but important step in development.

falkTX wrote:One thing though, on the LV2 versions most plugin UIs seem to be missing the initial resize (during instantiate) so carla does not know what size to use for the UI.

Oops, seems to be an issue only related to Carla. Ardour and Mixbus handles that well, when the mapping event is received by the window. Fixed in the code, will be available in the next release.

falkTX wrote:Also the UIs set instance-access as optional, but I guess that's intentional.

Now UIs use instance-access when it's available. That allows to avoid huge data transfers between plugin and UI (see below).

falkTX wrote:And I think I figured out why some of your UIs can make carla go super slow and crash.
You're not waiting for the previous DSP message to be sent and received on the UI side before sending the next one, you're sending all messages as fast as possible every time (correct me if I am wrong please).

No, that's a bit wrong. For plugins that show graphs I transfer the content of graph for X and Y axis with the 25 FPS frame rate to properly update the state on the UI side.

falkTX wrote:If possible, add a response/check for when a message type really gets through, so the DSP->UI buffer doesn't get clogged and stops working.

The problem is not the speed, just amount of data.
Consider 512 dots x 2 coordinates x 4 bytes per coordinate * 25 fps ~~ 102 kbyte per second for one 512-dot graph.
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Re: [ANN] LSP Plugins 1.1.0 released!

Postby luciorgomes » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:48 pm

sadko4u wrote:
luciorgomes wrote:Thanks man... :D

I've tried the lv2 version. I saw a little problem on it. The selections on the comboboxes cannot be altered by the left mouse button. Only the mouse wheel works.

I'm on Linux Mint Mate.

Need more detailed information about host you've used.


I've loaded it in Ardour and Carla.

I've tried on Manjaro too, in "stand alone" mode (lsp-profile). I recorded the screen. When I click with left button in the combos I can't change to another option. Only the mouse wheel works:

https://youtu.be/qzZhtC1wuqQ

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Re: [ANN] LSP Plugins 1.1.0 released!

Postby sadko4u » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:23 am

luciorgomes wrote:I've tried on Manjaro too, in "stand alone" mode (lsp-profile). I recorded the screen. When I click with left button in the combos I can't change to another option. Only the mouse wheel works:

https://youtu.be/qzZhtC1wuqQ

It seems like the toolkit is receiving mouse events wrongly in mouse grabbing mode. Do you use multiple monitors?
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Re: [ANN] LSP Plugins 1.1.0 released!

Postby ventosus » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:03 am

I transfer the content of graph for X and Y axis with the 25 FPS frame rate to properly update the state on the UI side


fyi, 25 FPS is not a given constant. Hosts may use lower or higher update rates. A decent host will tell its plugin about the rate it uses [1] via the options feature [2].

[1] http://lv2plug.in/ns/extensions/ui#updateRate
[2] http://lv2plug.in/ns/ext/options#options

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Re: [ANN] LSP Plugins 1.1.0 released!

Postby sadko4u » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:28 am

Thanks, I'll take a look at this feature.
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