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Question: What do you think about Googles Fuchsia operating system?
Asked by protux (178.32.147.x) on April 11 2019, 12:09am
Reply on April 12 2019, 3:37pm:
    Haven't really looked at it I must confess
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Question: Assuming you use one at all, what's your preferred music player when on Linux? I've struggled to find anything similar to our old friend Winamp - Amarok gets close but it's outdated and buggy.
Asked by Lokasenna (184.68.216.x) on April 10 2019, 6:48pm
Reply on April 12 2019, 3:37pm:
    REAPER's media explorer, or WHUMP in a browser :)
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Question: Are you familiar with VEGAS PRO? Sony abandoned its development way back in the day, and it's been under new management (Magix) since 2016. The code is 20 years old now, and though the software has huge potential (thanks to its still unmatched intuitive (and powerful) interface, it frankly needs to be re-written from the ground up, incorporating various new technologies. If the proper offer were presented to you, would you be interested to join such an endeavor?
Asked by Cosmin Gurau (188.26.225.x) on April 10 2019, 6:13pm
Reply on April 12 2019, 3:37pm:
    I used to use Vegas v4-v6 back in the day. I'm happy working on REAPER though.
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Question: Don't know how to force LICE's blit functions to work with source alpha, while Windows's Alphablend works and decided not to use libpng for now, it's very big, tough and cluttered, ended up using lodepng for now, what do you think about lodepng?
Asked by Pony (78.152.169.x) on April 10 2019, 8:54am
Reply on April 10 2019, 1:30pm:
    LICE_BLIT_USE_ALPHA, probably. Though if I remember correctly, LICE's source alpha is not premultiplied, vs Windows API is. Lodepng looks cool but I haven't used it. Most things we make end up using zlib anyway so might as well share that code?
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Question: Someone did winamp in javascript again ... did you see? winxp.now.sh/
Asked by Will (50.84.190.x) on April 9 2019, 5:44pm
Reply on April 9 2019, 11:56pm:
    Nice, looks like it is the same webamp bundled in there...
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Question: Hi Justin. Your thoughts (yes / no / conditional) on free and universal sharing of academic knowledge/ science/ research and non fiction / academic books (ref. forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?p=...
Asked by Suleiman (14.201.3.x) on April 9 2019, 12:11pm
Reply on April 9 2019, 4:38pm:
    Well obviously ideas/knowledge/concepts should be completely free. As far as copyrighted content, I think that most people who create copyrighted content generally are pretty reasonable about the policies of its distribution. Aggregators of content are less reasonable, typically, which isn't ideal.
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Question: There's a big noise happening in the world of metronomes. Wanna chime in? forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=219440(addendum: question is related to joining the thread, not about REAPER bugs or features) xd
Asked by John (93.138.51.x) on April 9 2019, 8:29am
Reply on April 9 2019, 4:35pm:
    Nah.
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Question: Are such things memorable to You, like first post on REAPER/Winamp forums (winamp had forums? :) ) or maybe even nickname of first visitor?
Asked by Pooooooooooooony (78.152.169.x) on April 9 2019, 6:19am
Reply on April 9 2019, 4:36pm:
    Nothing comes to mind sorry heh
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Question: The font size of " do not ask questions about REAPER..." above is small. That's why, maybe, people can't read it properly and ask you about features, bugs or scheduling :P okay, a proper question - Do you go to gym or prefer workout only at home?
Asked by Abhi (117.197.2.x) on April 9 2019, 5:40am
Reply on April 9 2019, 4:36pm:
    Ah good point. I prefer outside!
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Question: Is LV2 plugin support scheduled for REAPER on Linux?
Asked by Harold (89.99.199.x) on April 8 2019, 8:49pm
Reply on April 8 2019, 9:40pm:
    It is contemplated (but *cough* see above...)
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Question: Do you use a software for automatic testing?? i just found this macrocreator.com/and it looks like life saver ... it is based on AutoHotKey scripts.
Asked by zabukowski (89.142.58.x) on April 8 2019, 9:57am
Reply on April 8 2019, 9:40pm:
    Not really, but thanks!
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Question: I have just start using Microsoft Visual Studio. And made some simple programs like calculator. Is it possible to make a full-fledged software (like REAPER) just with only Visual Studio, without using anything else? Or do I need something else also?
Asked by Abhi (103.66.142.x) on April 8 2019, 5:55am
Reply on April 8 2019, 9:40pm:
    Visual Studio is probably all you need, but I'd imagine you'd use various third party libraries to make things easier.
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Question: In most of the Kenny's videos, in the last, there are two animations, one with REAPER logo and another of Cockos logo with an animated winking cock. Who made these beautiful animations? :)
Asked by Abhi (103.66.143.x) on April 7 2019, 8:08am
Reply on April 7 2019, 1:27pm:
    White Tie :)
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Question: If REAPER ever become open-source (as you said before that it may, right?), then what will be the pros and cons of it? Tbh, I find open source softwares less stable & buggier than the proprietary softwares
Asked by Abhi (117.197.7.x) on April 6 2019, 5:26pm
Reply on April 7 2019, 3:47am:
    It would become open-source before it would ever be abandoned ;)
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Question: Do you like/watch Game of Thrones ?
Asked by Pony (94.230.194.x) on April 4 2019, 5:40pm
Reply on April 4 2019, 11:01pm:
    It's a little too fantasy for me, but I do watch it.
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Question: 1. I'm currently working on a GetTracknumberByGuid-function for my API and noticed, that Breeder's GetTrackGuid-function from SWS returns a different guid for mastertracks(one with only 0 in it) than the "official" one. I want to make the function work 100%, so: how safe is it to take a guid returned by Breeder's function with all 0 in them? Is there a chance that such a guid will be given to another track at some point(even if it's unlikely)? 2. I also try to figure out, how to use the Render-Queue for re
Asked by Mespotine (195.37.187.x) on April 3 2019, 4:53pm
Reply on April 3 2019, 10:51pm:
    Better to post this in the developer forum
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Question: What bands are you into right now?
Asked by Prizmaxic (96.3.195.x) on April 3 2019, 1:40pm
Reply on April 3 2019, 10:51pm:
    Umm the last few albums I've listened to were from Mogwai, Radiohead, Donovan, and Midlake...
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Question: While making software with a large user base, do you ever get tired of the constant feature requests or do you welcome them?
Asked by Martin (89.11.158.x) on March 27 2019, 5:48pm
Reply on March 27 2019, 8:31pm:
    Both, I guess? :)
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Question: Do you have experience with win virtual machines? Seeing how many plugins and other stuff are there to install etc...one wonders if it would be viable to have it all on virtual machine which would enable you to run it on any machine. Million dollar question is 'what's the overhead in term of CPU, latency etc...'. Do you think modern day technology is ready for this approach?
Asked by John (93.136.28.x) on March 25 2019, 6:48pm
Reply on March 25 2019, 7:31pm:
    I don't think a VM for plug-ins is a good idea
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Question: Do you have any type of brand loyalty when it comes to music gear or to any other aspect of your life? If yes, what are those brands?
Asked by Prizmaxic (96.3.195.x) on March 25 2019, 1:32pm
Reply on March 25 2019, 7:31pm:
    Hmm not really, probably grew out of that at some point. The biggest thing I can think of is that I've had a ton of canon (D)SLRs, but that's more about lens compatibility than loyalty...
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