Okay this Linux based drag & drop mystery continues.
I thought the coding in Ardour would have been the same for all plugin format types that support this capability, which is why I did not mention the plugin format.
I have noticed something recently while testing.
LSP was a perfect example to test because it comes in both VST2 & LV2 formats.
-I was trying this out using the VST2 version, which do NOT work (for me at least) in Ardour, when using a 3rd party file manager to D&D files into the plugin GUIs.
-I recently tried the LV2 version and they DO work when using D&D from 3rd party FM.
-Neither plugin formats work when trying to D&D from Ardours import window (which again is unfortunate) Have mentioned in the past that it feels rather inefficient for example if using a drum sampler such as LSP one (if you don’t want to use plugins small strange file pickers) you have to test samples out using Ardours import window which is pretty good (I have some suggestions I plan on posting for it in the future), provides audio preview but then you would have to leave Ardour, open up a 3rd party window FM, find the sample, then D&D back into Ardour plugin GUI window.
The coding of this was said to be too complex to offer in Ardour, which seems strange with tests that I will mention below. (I know you can probably use a 3rd party audio preview of some kind to eliminate some steps above, but still strange to have to leave Ardour, when it already has this)
Anyways, can anyone confirm that this above is true? Does Ardour not support D&D for VST plugins? only for LV2 ones? Again I will mention some more about this below.
I believe I tested this with bundle version 1.2.13 for each format.
In order to have something to test / compare results I tried to use application called Carla by KXStudio. Some strange results here.
-This application does NOT appear to allow any D&D from 3rd FMs
-However I have mentioned this before, this program DOES allow D&D internally from its own side bar browser. Not sure if it is just the type of program that it is, because it can connect different items together that maybe it does not experience the same GTK / GDK complexity that was described to me why Ardour cannot achieve this, but just odd that a FOSS program such as Carla would offer this, if the coding is that complex to achieve?
-Another thing noticed is that in this program, D&D DOES work for both the VST2 & LV2 plugin formats. So why would Ardour only be able to achieve this with LV2 and not VST2?
So as anyone who actual reads this can see, it is strange and almost opposite results between these two Linux based applications that I have chose to test this out with.
I apologize if I am doing something incorrectly to generate these results?
I know it might not sound useful to most, but being able to D&D in a computer program is not exactly, completely a crazy request. I don’t code, but it seems strange that in Linux this would be so difficult to achieve, if that is the reason why this is not added.
If anyone has any information about this please share.
Thank You to anyone who takes the time to read this and respond