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Old 08-11-2017, 03:58 AM   #402
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Is there a way to get metrics on ReaPack activity?
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Old 08-14-2017, 06:12 AM   #403
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Is there a way to get metrics on ReaPack activity?
This can only be done server-side (independently from ReaPack). GitHub don't provide any download metrics for repositories hosted on its servers.
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Old 08-23-2017, 06:58 AM   #404
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Is it my internet connection or does GitHub has some problems currently ?

When trying to synchronize I get this:



(This is after several synchronize tries, after the first one it showed this error for all currently enabled repos)
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Is it my internet connection or does GitHub has some problems currently ?
It was GitHub: https://status.github.com/messages.
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Old 08-23-2017, 07:59 AM   #406
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I was unaware of that GitHub status page, thanks.
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:50 AM   #407
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Question about reapack-index:

Do we have something like a "@requires" tag to specifify which minimum Reaper / SWS version is required for a script ?

How to best specify such info in the ReaPack header ?
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:04 PM   #408
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Currently only an operating system requirement can be specified (per individual file). Scripts can manually test for REAPER/SWS compatibility by checking at runtime whether a particular API function exists or by testing the version with the new reaper.ReaPack_CompareVersions API (v1.2beta2+).

I think I could add this @requires feature in ReaPack v1.3. ReaPack currently handles incompatible packages by hiding them away. I think it would be better to show them but with a clear error message upon installation attempt. They would need NOT to be installed when synchronizing with the option to install everything is ON though, because that would be annoying (getting errors every time...).
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Old 09-07-2017, 02:20 PM   #409
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Thanks.
Meanwhile I've found the APIExists() Reaper API function and that this also works for SWS exported ReaScript functions so that's a decent way to check at script runtime for now.
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Old 09-07-2017, 02:30 PM   #410
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This also works since REAPER v5.23 (added at the same time as APIExists):
Code:
if not reaper.SomeNewAPI then
  reaper.ShowConsoleMsg("This script requires REAPER v4.2 or newer!")
  return
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https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=177319

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Old 09-13-2017, 02:55 AM   #411
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Hi guys.
I just remove StigeT (Sonic Anomaly, supermaalima) plugins from Reateam repository because they were very outdated and with old/no GUI. Nowadays SonicAnomaly has his own repository and I hope it is easy for him make different updates for his great plugins.

You can still hold his old plugins (just not allow to remove JSFX if ReaPack ask you to remove these JSFX as obsolete).
For adding new stuff:
import this link: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/So...ster/index.xml
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perform action Install all known ReaPack repositories(placed in ReaTeam repo and require ReaPack1.2beta2+)
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Old 09-15-2017, 10:19 AM   #412
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You can still hold his old plugins (just not allow to remove JSFX if ReaPack ask you to remove these JSFX as obsolete).
Any way around having to deal with it every time I update?
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Old 09-15-2017, 12:19 PM   #413
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Furthermore, the script "Repair missing JSFX files in the current project" can help migrate existing projects.

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Any way around having to deal with it every time I update?
For now the only options are to either remove them or completely disable the feature (Manage Repositories > Options > Prompt to uninstall obsolete packages).

In the next pre-release (almost ready) pinning the desired packages in the browser will suffice to mark them as still wanted.

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Old 09-16-2017, 03:00 AM   #414
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Hi guys.
I just remove StigeT (Sonic Anomaly, supermaalima) plugins from Reateam repository because they were very outdated and with old/no GUI. Nowadays SonicAnomaly has his own repository and I hope it is easy for him make different updates for his great plugins.

You can still hold his old plugins (just not allow to remove JSFX if ReaPack ask you to remove these JSFX as obsolete).
For adding new stuff:
import this link: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/So...ster/index.xml
or
perform action Install all known ReaPack repositories(placed in ReaTeam repo and require ReaPack1.2beta2+)
Hi, it also try to delete Bass Professor MK2, which has a great interface and doesn't seem so outdated or poor... are you sure you should take it out from Reapack?

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Hi, it also try to delete Bass Professor MK2, which has a great interface and doesn't seem so outdated or poor... are you sure you should take it out from Reapack?

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Add this repository for the latest version:
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/So...ster/index.xml
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Add this repository for the latest version:
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/So...ster/index.xml
So after adding this repository I can let ReaPack delete what it wants to delete of Sonic Anomaly?
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I want some scripts in my repo to be added to Media Explorer section. Possible?
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So after adding this repository I can let ReaPack delete what it wants to delete of Sonic Anomaly?
That link will give you the newest versions of Sonic Anomaly's JS FX. So yes, you can let ReaPack delete the old FX, and you can install the new versions via that repository.
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Another idea:
Option to select script section(s). User may select sections himself. Let's say there are scripts 'Save time selection' and 'Restore time selection'. Some people would like to run this scripts from midi editor, some users - from from media explorer, others - from both midi efitor and media explorer.
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I want some scripts in my repo to be added to Media Explorer section.
Done. Stay tuned for v1.2rc1!

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Option to select script section(s). User may select sections himself. Let's say there are scripts 'Save time selection' and 'Restore time selection'. Some people would like to run this scripts from midi editor, some users - from from media explorer, others - from both midi efitor and media explorer.
What do you mean by selection? If you mean to register the same script in more than one Action List section or to bundle multiple scripts in a single package then the answer is yes, with reapack-index's @provides tag.

This registers the current file (.) in all sections:
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@provides [main=main,midi_editor,midi_inlineeditor,midi_eventlisteditor,mediaexplorer] .
This registers multiple files in different sections:
Code:
@provides
  [main] script1.lua
  [main=midi_editor] script2.lua
  [main=midi_inlineeditor] script3.eel
  [main=midi_eventlisteditor] script4.lua
  [main=mediaexplorer] script5.py
  [nomain] hidden.lua

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cfillion thanx very much, will try it soon!
As for last idea: I mean user can optionally choose sections himself (main/midi/media_explorer..):
script A - main, script B midi editor, script C - main and midi editor
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There is nothing stopping them from loading or removing the script into any Action List sections manually in REAPER. (Of course ReaPack won't know about this so, when uninstalling, the script will remain in the sections where it was manually added.)

EDIT: ReaPack and reapack-index v1.2rc1 are out! p=1886939

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Old 09-28-2017, 06:44 AM   #423
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As we might be approaching a next version of of ReaPack, and due to ongoing discussions regarding Reaper extensions needing to be more easily available, especially for new users, I'd like to recapitulate and retrigger some thoughts already discussed here in the past.

1) ReaPack should be distributed and installed with a new installation of Reaper by default.

2) ReaPack should always be available as the top entry in the "Extensions" menu.

3) Very commonly used and "unreplaceable" stuff like SWS and MidiToReaControlPath should be (easily) available via ReaPack.

4) VSTs should be manageable by ReaPack. I suppose such VSTs could be located in a folder in the Reaper Ressources which accordingly should automatically be added to the VST search path.

5) It should be (easily) possible to create "pure description ReaPacks" that provide descriptions for extensions that are either not managed by ReaPack or are in a format (e.g. VSTs) that don't allow for adding an internal description.

7) ReaPack should be usable to (easily) allow volunteers to provide description texts for the Reaper stock plugins (JSFX and VST).

8) Reaper should (automatically and obviously in favor of new users) be provided with functions to "context sensitively" show the descriptions of the installed extension and plugins (maybe ReaScripts, Themes etc, as well, but I am a newbie regarding such). E.g. "F1" on a JSFX plugin installed in the Track's FX chain.

9) There should be a "recommended" repository managed by a group of volunteers, containing decently tested and description-providing extensions.

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I really appreciate your long-term enthusiasm about ReaPack mschnell. Thanks!

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1) ReaPack should be distributed and installed with a new installation of Reaper by default.

3) Very commonly used and "unreplaceable" stuff like SWS and MidiToReaControlPath should be (easily) available via ReaPack.
It's OK with me if the devs decide to do that. As for SWS and MIDIToReaControlPath to be available through ReaPack, it's up to their maintainers to make it so.

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2) ReaPack should always be available as the top entry in the "Extensions" menu.
Currently the order of that menu depends on the order in which the extensions are loaded. It's "gentleman-like", nobody fights for a better spot, so I like that.

REAPER loads ReaPack before SWS when they are both installed into the same UserPlugins folder.

I mean, I could force ReaPack's menu to be at the top even if SWS gets loaded first. But there is no guarantee that some other extension won't do the same thing afterward (put its menu above mine) and we'll be back to square one.

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4) VSTs should be manageable by ReaPack. I suppose such VSTs could be located in a folder in the Reaper Ressources which accordingly should automatically be added to the VST search path.
I can do that, in fact I already wrote the code when we discussed about this previously. But I can't beautifully change the VST search path to include the resource folder. I feel like that's a blocker.

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5) It should be (easily) possible to create "pure description ReaPacks" that provide descriptions for extensions that are either not managed by ReaPack or are in a format (e.g. VSTs) that don't allow for adding an internal description.

7) ReaPack should be usable to (easily) allow volunteers to provide description texts for the Reaper stock plugins (JSFX and VST).
I hear you, I haven't forgot about your FR. It won't happen in this v1.2 release. This is a big and complex change and I want it done properly or not at all. Perhaps in v1.3, but I don't promise!

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8) Reaper should (automatically and obviously in favor of new users) be provided with functions to "context sensitively" show the descriptions of the installed extension and plugins (maybe ReaScripts, Themes etc, as well, but I am a newbie regarding such). E.g. "F1" on a JSFX plugin installed in the Track's FX chain.
I already added API functions for this, so it can be done. In REAPER itself or in individual scripts. ("Show ReaPack about dialog for the focused JSFX.lua" uses that API)

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9) There should be a "recommended" repository managed by a group of volunteers, containing decently tested and description-providing extensions.
I think this should be the ReaTeam repositories. If you or anybody find broken or badly documented packages, you're welcome to send Bug Reports or, even better, Pull Requests to make it better!

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Old 09-29-2017, 01:56 AM   #425
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Thanks tor listening !

I feel that Reaper is one of the greatest pieces of software around, and a decent part of this is it's extensibility. And here ReaPack is a wonderful (and IMHO necessary) tool.

But it is not visible to new users, you only get to know about ReaPack (and with this to a whole world of extensions and - extremely important - instructions and descriptions of same enabling selection and usage) after e.g. following discussions in the forum.

That is why I strongly suggest (to Cockos) to install PeaPack by default , visible at a very prominent position.

Moreover to use it's power in the most comfortable way (e.g. providing context help for supported JSFXes (and hopefully other stock plugins and extensions) "out of the box")

Regarding the ReaTeam repositories, IMHO there should be a place where decently tested packages are found and the test should include the documentation provided. New users should be able to benefit from the extensions in there as they are easily found and can be used without asking in the Forums what to do, which to install, and how to work with same. (Right now, I don't want to send deletion request for all ReaTeam packages that don't feature decent MarkDown documentation .)

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Old 09-29-2017, 06:43 AM   #426
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Hurray for ReaPack!
(and Michaels suggestions seems very good)

The issue for a new user when confronted with all this stuff is:
- Do I know it exist? (easy installation)
- What is it? (Description)
- Is it dangerous? (well tested)
- Is it useful to me/ how to use it? (Tutorials, documentation, showcases)
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The issue for a new user when confronted with all this stuff is:
- Do I know it exist? (easy installation)
- What is it? (Description)
- Is it dangerous? (well tested)
- Is it useful to me/ how to use it? (Tutorials, documentation, showcases)
IMHO those are issues for all users, even advanced ones. There are so many great scripts and packs, beside configuring REAPER to death you can deal a lifetime with exploring and understanding all those scripts. This FR would solve a part of the problem:
https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=159461
I would suggest a 5 star system in the action list so you can give your lifesavers 5, tools 4, useful 3, maybe useful 2 and good to know 1 stars e.g.
Regarding your point 2 and 4 - description, documentation and showcasing - this is a job of the script writers and fans. For some there exist wonderful threads or even github pages / wikis (the smart split tools e.g.). X-Raym makes a wonderful documentation within his scripts which is important in case someone wants to modify or just understand it. Maybe a kind of codex can help here to bring all the different styles of documentation in line?
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