The only tool I ever published on the Tools-page was phase invert. And the motherf#€%#€s went and built it inside renoise. So won’t be updating that. The forum is another story… There might be something to salvage from the steaming pile of my tool threads.
I think it’s high time I put Paketti up on the tools-page, even if it’ll just be the chopped down version which functions as “ImpulseTracker” keyshortcut / function cloning. Not sure how people would react to specific VST/AU being available as shortcuts. . . It’s gotten so large, so many different things, tests, etc.
Are grab bags allowed?
Well that’s a nice request but i am wondering as of the reason why i have not yet uploaded 2.7 tools that could be updated automatically by Renoise:
Should tools that can be autoupdated really be reuploaded simply because of a manifest attribute (api-version) change?
Or could we upload an xrnx that only contains the updated manifest?
It is pretty much filthening the tools site having duplicates.
It’s not so much an auto-update as it is a “fingers crossed, hopes this works!” dumb guess by a computer. It’s still up to the developer to verify and bless the update.
From my perspective it’s about new users.
A new user hears about 2.8 final, checks it out, then goes to the Tools page and filters on 2.8. He/she hasn’t been reading the forum so doesn’t know (or care) that 2.7 tools may (or may not work) with 2.8 so they simply don’t download the old tools. Or they do, but the auto-upgrade doesn’t work and they get frustrated and confused
Sure the Tools site could be improved, but it won’t be any time soon, so for now the best thing is to repackage and upload a new version ASAP.
I would LOVE to see more 2.8 versions of the various Renoise tools.
On a side-note, I’d like to see the semi-primitive step-sequencer TOOL developed further, although it should NEVER be an integrated part of Renoise, as I’m one of those die-hard tracker fans that believe Renoise should remain an (advanced) tracker. Tools like step-sequencers should always be “extra equipment”. If Renoise wasn’t (THE BEST) tracker then it qould be just another DAW.
I use Renoise because it is a tracker - AND I do enjoy all the new features
It’s actually quite difficult to try and describe all the features and functions of it so that the first few lines don’t make the reader fall asleep. I’m yet to be able to figure out what kind of a graphic would show it off best. i guess animated gifs are not allowed.