I feel that there are several reasons that the developers should start working on an ARM port of renoise for linux, and in the coming months, for Windows 8.
- There are a growing number of increasingly powerful tablets available, and the prices continue to become more reasonable.
- Certain ARM-based Android tablets currently allow linux to be installed on them.
- ARM-based tablets with linux pre-installed are coming in the near future.
- Windows 8 will be fully functional on ARM based devices, and will dominate the tablet market later this year. Beta reported to be available january 23rd.
- Despite the fact that a touch based device is not ideal for working in renoise, these tablets support bluetooth mice and keyboards, and some currently available tablets already sport full USB ports.
- With a bit of work, a “tablet mode” option could be put into settings that makes editing with a touch interface a bit more usable
- Multi-touch would allow one to use Duplex on the device itself, without requiring a separate device.
I do not own a tablet, but the idea of a full computer in a slate with multi-touch is VERY intriguing to me. Nothing like curling up on the couch with renoise