So is the workflow that a new plug-in will start life in “Adding Features to Audacity” then it goes to “Audio Processing” when ready for end-use, or just after a set time period? And we never use “General Audio Programming” for Nyquist Plug-ins? I still find this a bit confusing. I don’t think the Forum descriptions are very clear, but I’d have thought “General Audio Programming” would be the place for “ready” plug-ins, and “Audio Processing” was for handling user enquiries about “how to use effects” or “which is the best combination of effects to do this”?
We have a good workflow for moving feature requests to “Pending Feature Requests” on the Wiki (thanks, Peter); but I’d like to see an equally good workflow for Nyquist plug-ins. I’d be happy to do the moving to Download Nyquist Plug-ins if there was a clear single place on the Forum to grab them from. It would be better too if we could upload files direct to that Wiki page, but that’s something I have to re-clarify with Buanzo.
Just to clarify about “longer term” adding to the Wiki of explanatory pages about effects - for me this means it’s OK once the plug-in is in an Audacity release, or agreed to be. Otherwise, lengthy illustrated text that wouldn’t fit in the bundled help should preferably be on the author’s site, linked to on the “Download Nyquist Plug-ins” page.
Regarding “Work flow”
Initial ideas could start anywhere on the forum, but if the ideas became discussions about Nyquist code or were developing plug-ins they could be moved to the new board.
I’m not sure about any form of “formal approval” before transfering plug-ins to the “Download Nyquist Plug-ins” on the wiki, but clearly they would need to shown to work before going to the wiki.
I’ve gone for “Developing Audacity Plug-ins” even though most will be Nyquist.
OK. The wording I’ve got up at the moment implies that a general discussion about Nyquist code that wasn’t really focused on a specific effect would still go in “General Audio Programming”. If you think we need a forum that keeps all Nyquist discussions together, then I think we should better make the new forum “Nyquist” and broaden its scope. Does anyone come here wanting to develop LADSPA plug-ins?
You’re the resident Nyquist genius so I’d tend to be guided by your comments, my feelings about usability and whether the author seems to be interested in developing the plug-in further. I guess either of us could include “ready” or similar in the subject of the thread to indicate it could be moved to “Download Nyquist Plug-ins”.
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