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Question: What's your opinion on the trend towards closed ecosystems, especially "hub apps" in music tech like Native Access, Splice, UVI Workstation and all the DRM management stuff?
Asked by SpoiledHobo (77.12.4.x) on March 6 2024, 1:46pm
Reply on March 6 2024, 6:54pm:
    Big thumbs down, obviously. Computers should be about giving power and flexibility to the users. This is part of why I'm very anti-app-store when it comes to distribution.

  • Posted by Gio (94.65.152.x) on March 9 2024, 2:52am:
    I get it Justin but for me this is a huge problem: every single executable I produce is marked as a virus by microsoft defender. I will run a small experiment with an app written with STL instead of efficient WDL and if I get the same outcome I will give up the microsoft ecosystem completely. At that point it would be pointless... a waste of valuable time... It looks to me that microsoft defender tries to disappoint at every opportunity so you eventually go to their app-store. It's not going to happen.

  • Posted by Justin on March 9 2024, 2:54am:
    yeah, you have to shell out and get a EV codesigning cert and sign with that. :(

  • Posted by Gio (94.65.152.x) on March 9 2024, 7:57am:
    Some boring git statistics indicate that security people definitely need some love too. OMG, ``if that's the Bradley then what is this, question, how did they get to that from this?''

  • Posted by wasereb4 (95.90.211.x) on March 11 2024, 4:19am:
    As much as I dislike the app store too, being able to update all apps (even from different manufacturers) at once I appreciate I gotta say.

  • Posted by Justin on March 11 2024, 5:02am:
    app stores in principle could be good, but in practice they are ruined by those running them. IMO obvs.

  • Posted by Gio (94.70.0.x) on March 12 2024, 4:25am:
    Certainly there are benefits for app stores, not sure if those outweight the drawbacks. It's amazing how Cockos manages to provide a first-class experience (for user/developers/etc) in this day and age.

  • Posted by SpoiledHobo (77.181.40.x) on March 12 2024, 4:44pm:
    Totally agree on the ruining part. As a Linux user I can't deicide if I feel spoiled with the ease of repositories or constantly disappointed when I'm not on my own machine.

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