Old 02-04-2019, 02:19 PM   #1
JamesPeters
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Near a big lake
Posts: 3,574
Default ix plugins - duplicates (FIXED)

The "IX" plugins (or "IXix", or "ix", all names that are used as the author for these plugins sometimes) may have duplicates. Philip S. Considine (the "IX" himself) has a ReaPack repository located here:

https://github.com/IXix/JSFX/ (add "raw/master/index.xml" to the end of that URL and that's the ReaPack repo link.)

Some of his plugins that are included in Reaper have newer/updated versions there (as an example, one of these updated/bugfixed plugins is "Midi_Variant"). Plus there are more new plugins.

The folder "ix" in the "effects" folder (of the Reaper resource folder) has all the effects by him that are included in the Reaper install. If using ReaPack to install his plugins, it installs those plugins to a new folder named "IX" (all caps, so now there are two folders named "ix" and "IX" respectively, with different versions of some of the plugins). Descriptions (the descriptor tag in the JS effects) for the old versions installed with Reaper and also the new/updated versions of the plugins via this repo are the same. This means both of each effect (old/new) show up with the same name/description, duplicated in the effects browser. So, it's a good idea to remove the old versions that install with Reaper (which means deleting the "ix" folder). However every time I install an update to Reaper, it reinstalls all those old "ix" plugins. Those duplicates keep coming back.

I can't think of what might be the best possible method to resolve this, but I figured I should at least point this out.
__________________
Using REAPER for Linux on Manjaro 21.0.4

Last edited by JamesPeters; 02-04-2019 at 10:00 PM.
JamesPeters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2021, 09:23 PM   #2
Justin
Administrator
 
Justin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: NYC
Posts: 13,339
Default

Fixing, we'll rename our dir to ix/ to be congruent with IX's reapack
Justin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2021, 05:55 AM   #3
JamesPeters
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Near a big lake
Posts: 3,574
Default

Some of the IX plugins in his repo are updated versions of the included plugins, and their names remain the same as the older (included) versions. So if you rename the included plugin directory to be the same as his Reapack directory, will that mean Reaper will install the included (older) plugins overtop whatever is in that directory (newer versions installed by Reapack)?
__________________
Using REAPER for Linux on Manjaro 21.0.4
JamesPeters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2021, 07:17 PM   #4
Justin
Administrator
 
Justin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: NYC
Posts: 13,339
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JamesPeters View Post
Some of the IX plugins in his repo are updated versions of the included plugins, and their names remain the same as the older (included) versions. So if you rename the included plugin directory to be the same as his Reapack directory, will that mean Reaper will install the included (older) plugins overtop whatever is in that directory (newer versions installed by Reapack)?
Yes, though at least it's consistent with OSes that have case insensitive filesystems? :/
Justin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2021, 09:35 PM   #5
JamesPeters
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Near a big lake
Posts: 3,574
Default

Lol well I didn't care about that so much. I don't want old IX plugins overwriting the new ones I explicitly install with ReaPack, every time I install a Reaper update. I imagine it might annoy others, too. That's why I said "I can't think of what might be the best possible method to resolve this", since making the stock IX directory the same as what's installed via ReaPack replaces the potential duplicate problem with a potential version problem.

I'll keep using my script, I guess, which I consider "step 2" of a Reaper install. It deletes the IX plugins (prior to starting Reaper) and also the stock preset file for ReaComp (since I find the stock presets just get in my way).
__________________
Using REAPER for Linux on Manjaro 21.0.4
JamesPeters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2021, 04:15 AM   #6
IXix
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: mcr:uk
Posts: 3,639
Default

Sorry! I suck at being a dev.
IXix is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.