With some man power in the initial development, this could be a multi-platform plugin development environment. The latest beta still have some serious bugs, but it looks promising. Some of the older remember "synth-edit" - it makes a legion of free (and many lousy) VST plugins for Windows - but with Cabbage I can imagine this will be similar. Cabbage looks promising. I have tested it on OS X I will test this on Linux and Android later.
Well, having been alerted indirectly to cabbage by KVR member eidenk a year or two ago, I set off to get it but at that time couldn't find a download nor any useful information. About of month ago, I discovered Cabbage was back online and just tried to install it on Win7. It tells me there is a file missing; libwinpthread-1.dll and then another, MSVCP140D.dll. I don't want to build plugins, I just want to try them and who knows maybe actually use them. I don't want to build the program that builds the plugins either. So if you have the time to troubleshoot, dive in......
Well I gave it another go, uninstalled everything and reinstalled it, Csound, Cabbage, this, that and t'other and still it won't gat past go. Finished with it until someone irons it all out and produces a 5 step plan; download this, install that and bob's yer uncle.
I downloaded version 1.1.01 yesterday. After installing, I opened the convolver example from the menu, wrote out a DLL to the appropriate directory, and Bob (no, I mean a different Bob) is apparently my uncle now.
The only troubles were that almost nothing was working on this machine until I installed service pack 1 for Windows 7, and then the first time I started Reaper with the new DLL in the VST directory, Reaper died. Subsequent use has been fine.
To top it all off, the convolver I made with it works better than the demos of commercial software I tested. This might be the thing that finally motivates me to learn Csound programming.