From: Graham Mitchell <graham@gr...> - 2005-05-29 20:23:14
> Should it be posible to make postfish a windows aplication?
I'm pretty sure that postfish WILL eventually be available for Windows.
However, in this case, Monty is doing (or has just finished) some for-pay Ogg
Vorbis-related work, and is also semi-involved on the upcoming release of new
helper functions (ogg2) for developers working with Ogg. He works on postfish
in his spare time, and it's a way from even really being in much more than
pre-beta state even on Linux.
So, once he gets it converted to a library (libpostfish), then it'll be able
to be ported to Windows if someone is sufficiently motivated. Monty is
extremely unlikely to do it himself because, well, he doesn't use Windows. He
doesn't even own a machine with Windows installed, I think.
A big part of making postfish usable is making a GUI that makes sense, so it'd
be a lot of work for anyone. So while you'll probably eventually see a
Windows postfish, eventually in this case probably means within a couple of years.
There has been preliminary talk of trying to integrate some of the more
interesting bits of Postfish (particularly the declipper, the deverberator,
and probably the "normalize" code) into Audacity, but again, it'd probably be
a year before you see that code in any regular (non-SVN) release of Audacity,
I should disclaim that none of this information comes directly from Monty or
any of the Audacity developers; I'm just shooting off based on things I've
read various places and pulling together bits and pieces of other
conversations on vorbis-devel and audacity-devel. If I've misrepresented
anything, those responsible can correct me.
Graham Mitchell - computer science teacher, Leander High School
On Sun, May 29, 2005 at 02:23:06PM -0600, Graham Mitchell wrote:
> > Should it be posible to make postfish a windows aplication?
> I'm pretty sure that postfish WILL eventually be available for Windows.
> However, in this case, Monty is doing (or has just finished)
Just finished and mostly caught up at work. The only distraction at
the moment is my landlord's electrician cam in and toasted all my
computers but the new laptop that I happened to have with me.
Once I get the desktop back working I'll be developing again.
> doesn't even own a machine with Windows installed, I think.
I do own one, but I'm not very familiar with it :-(