Summer of Code: 2006
Ardour has been accepted into Google's Summer of Code: 2006 project. If you are interested in being a part of SoC2006, please read the ideas below, check out the roadmap and then visit the SoC student page.
- MIDI and/or OSC tracks
- For SoC2006, we envisage a functional backend accompanied by a very minimal GUI (tracks with empty rectangles representing MIDI/OSC regions). We would like to see a common framework for sequencing any timestamped byte-oriented message format.
- Video tracks using
- The framework for visual tracks exists, but currently is fed by a custom external application that feeds RGB data through a pipe.
- serializable undo/redo history
- Hard. Will require very deep understanding of Ardour's internal code design.
- MackieControl support
- we have the specification and the framework, you need a control surface (e.g. the BCF2000) and the motivation.
- n.m panning (e.g 5.1, 7.1, 10.2, maybe arbitrary)
- We have pseudo-modular panner support, but only an arbitary 2D panner at present. A more standard specialized panner for these popular home theater layouts would be very useful.
- AudioUnit support.
- Applicants will need some prior exposure to audio plugin APIs, and should be at least somewhat familiar with run-time library loading on OS X.
- Playing with Cairo
- Port the existing canvas infrastructure to a Cairo canvas, and implement ardour's constrained spline curve as a native cairo. Applicants will need a solid grasp of basic graphics coding, including anti-aliasing methods.
Look at our roadmap for more ideas.