I’m a C++ (plus various assembly languages, DSP, etc.) developer with 30 some years of experience in graphics, audio, video products. Desktop and large embedded.
I’ve become sort of tired of tracking down new contracts, so I was considering writing some sort of standalone app in JUCE. If nothing else, it’s really interesting to see how someone else has dealt with the problem of multi-platform libraries for these types of products (a side note to Jules, a good job ignoring the haters. I know how hard it is to write these things and have to defend them).
What I was fishing for is ideas. My first thought it to build a music transcription program (ala Transcribe!) to give away. That seems a reasonable size as doing Premiere from scratch would involve too much typing to be practical. Another possibility might be some sort of adjunct library consisting of video-oriented components (file parsers, SIMD color space converters, etc.).
In any case, I’d really appreciate any more thoughts. Basically, things I can write in a reasonable amount of time that someone might actually need.