valley wrote:I see what you're saying, but my thinking is this:
assuming (which I am) we are looking at Jules working on exactly what people were asking for, I.E. a cleaned up, fixed up T3 that is modern OS friendly, scales to more than a few logical processors, and doesn't drop the ball when under load, VST bugs are a very specific case.
Most bugs with VSTs happen because either the host, or the plugin is making dodgy assumptions. Most usually this simply means special case code in either the plug or the host to handle differences from one pairing to another. (Naively correcting behaviour to make one partner happy will simply break another).
Any plugs that don't work in T3 are unlikely to behave in a theoretical T4 unless a special effort has been made to make them work. My point was that because a lot of people have moved on, we probably don't have a good sense of how many newer plugs break Tracktion. Once upon a time developers might have been testing against T. I can't imaging many bothering now, can you? It's quite likely that newer plugins simply don't work well.
The major, none plug related bugs, hopefully will just be fixed as part of Jules bringing his significant skills to the codebase.
I know what you're saying - I'm an ex-programmer - but 3 things -
1. There's only 4 plugin bugs mentioned in T3.0.48, from all the reports on this forum, over the past ? number of years since it's been released. If there were, say 20, I'd say split it. Otherwise, please don't. There's a greater likelihood of those bugs getting fixed in a new T, if they're in a consolidated thread. That's part of the point of the thread, along with giving users an easy place to find expected bugs and bug workarounds.
2. We don't know if there's a new tracktion.
3. We don't know if a new tracktion will use the same codebase, and testing is pointless until it comes out.
If you want to start investigating modern plugs with T3, and you find, say, 10-20 that have problems that can't be replicated in other hosts, PM me, and we'll talk about splitting it.