now that version 2 is out of the way...
what kinds of things do you think should be focused on for the next major overhaul? i am aware of the roadmap of course, i am more thinking what users wish for. here's a list of my thoughts to get started:
- full midi functionality.
i tried to use rosegarden the other day, and while i was impressed with the effort they have put into the program, it is definately not for me. if ardour supports midi editing, ladspa/dssi instruments etc i would be in heaven ;)
- svg and cairo support
i love the look of ardour, but i think in order for it to not get left behind these technologies can make a huge difference in appearence and allow for many subtle things such as antialiasing on waveforms, subtle transparencies etc.
- scripting engine
i know that the xml format is open and editable outside of ardour, but i think a relatime scripting engine would be extremely useful. there is a thread on this so i won't elaborate here.
- built in jack control/patchbay
i feel weird running qjackctrl on my desktop, but haven't found anything better. maybe integrating something like patchage or similar might work? i remember in logic being able to rewire the internals, and whilst i know that you can do that with ardour externally (qjackctl, patchage etc) but having an internal editor using the same gtk theme and benefiting from all the wonderful svg/cairo improvements ;) would be an awesome feature to show off the flexibility of ardour. it could also do things specific to ardour that don't go out through jack, ie automation, 'targets' for the script engine to manipulate, midi etc
anyone else with ideas? or any criticism of these ones? :)