These are chat archives for supercollider/supercollider

29th
Jun 2016
Robin Newman
@rbnpi
Jun 29 2016 15:47
Mm
Nathan Ho
@snappizz
Jun 29 2016 18:15
is it just me, or does it seem like 90% of quarks are unmaintained
scztt
@scztt
Jun 29 2016 18:18
It's not just you. 90% are unmaintained. :)
Nathan Ho
@snappizz
Jun 29 2016 18:29
i guess all software has a finite lifetime, but it sucks that we've got a warehouse full of rotting quarks
scztt
@scztt
Jun 29 2016 18:31
Yeah, was just speaking with some folks recently about how to remedy that.... Anything that hasn't been changed since before 3.6 has a high likelihood of not working, so it might be good to mark as deprecated/unsupported/something. That would cover much of the cruft.
Nathan Ho
@snappizz
Jun 29 2016 18:33
maybe have some kind of "tags" that will show up in the quarks gui. anything tagged with "unmaintained" is hidden by default
that way Quarks.gui isn't predominantly a cemetery
scztt
@scztt
Jun 29 2016 18:37
Yup! I very much agree. Some of that is predicated on having an actual maintained database of quakes (vs just a just as it is now), which would take some work....
But there are some simple ui changes that would help too.
(just a just -> just a list)
Nathan Ho
@snappizz
Jun 29 2016 18:41
speaking of quarks gui... #2212
scztt
@scztt
Jun 29 2016 18:41
And, well, the support thing is an issue too. Lots of 3.4 era Quarks that will surely confound any newcomers with problems.... but, SC version compatibility is not really used, though it's sort of supported.
Nathan Ho
@snappizz
Jun 29 2016 18:43
there's not much we can do to encourage quark authors to be more active (heaven knows they've got busy lives) but we can offer more visibility to those who do maintain their code