I would like to propose a publicly maintained list (in the Wiki?) of plugins that currently have issues with a Juce-implemented host (the demo host could serve as a reference). I have a host app that runs perfectly stable with most AU/VST plugins, however, quite a few plugins do not work at all (do not even load). The list would much help to investigate remaining bugs in a collaborative effort and also identify plugins that are just buggy, incompatible or not standard compliant.
Suggested structure of the list (columns):
Manufacturer + plugin name + OS + format (e.g. NI, Kontakt 3, Win, VST)
One column for each operational phase: Scan/Create/Operate/Delete, each showing a
* green X (ok)
* orange ? (incomplete, random results)
* red ! (crash, lockup)
Comment on the observed issues
List of reference hosts that can successfully run the plugin (same format & OS)
List of reference hosts that show similar issues (same format & OS)
Candidate reference hosts are all major DAWs: Live, Logic, Cubase, FL, Sonar, Reaper, whatnot.
Items that have all columns green should be moved to a separate “supported” list. Hopefully that green list will be growing longer and longer over time. Unfortunately I am not very savvy with Wiki syntax and how difficult it might be to maintain such a table, but undoubtedly it will be very helpful to collaboratively narrow down remaining issues.
What do you think?