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Native Equator VST plugin for Linux

It would be amazing to have Linux as a supported platform for the VST plugin. It seems that I currently have to run the Windows VST through Wine for it to work with Ardour.

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+1 Linux ftw

+1 for Linux builds of VSTs!

+1 for Linux support I hope that the relation with Apple doesn’t compromise this possibility. Roli: open source is the future, community wins against private corporations, crowdfunding gave birth to products that private companies ignored to create for years. Take this train before you lose it

+1 the lack of this considering there is a JUCE backend is disappointing. I understand linux users are a small part of the customer base, but please please support open operating systems.

+1 for Linux support. Please consider supporting linux! 

I just bought a seabord block, as an incentive to Roli to develop for LINUX/ANDROID/RPI :)

+1 For me as well! Please please please

+1 for a equator version which can run a small hardware. linux version also fine. but I want to connect my seaboard to a piece of hardware - instead of running on a pc/mac.

I played with the Seaboard in my local music shop, and really liked it. It's going to take a lot of practice to get good with it though. I'd buy one to practice at home, but I am running Bitwig on Linux Mint, and would like to see a native Linux VST first. Also, a 61 Key RISE would be awesome.

C'mon Roli, how about it? If you really want to sell hardware, then why not open source Equator? In that case the Linux community will take care of the rest.

Flatpaks and snap packages are also viable options.

Neat idea, John! Agreed that fragmentation and support likely play a big part in ROLI’s (perceived) reticence. Wonder how Tracktion and Bitwig solve it. Naïve question about Docker (only used it for FOSS): is it likely to work well for DRMed software?

Hi Roli,

I can understand the reluctance to do this even if it is trivial to get it running in linux for you.  I might speculate that it is the wide range of linux installations and packages that you would be getting support questions on.  

How about a docker container that you can easily get this running in and it will then work for everyone within that container for all time?

That may be a solution that does not end up being extra man hours.   We use them in teaching computer science and for our research and they are actually real easy to deal with.  So this is a former problem that has now been solved.

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So, dear ROLI product managers,

given the amount of response Filipe is getting and the feedback in this thread, there clearly is a demand for Equator on Linux. Please don't ignore this!

BitWig with BitWig Studio and Behringer with their digital mixers are only two great examples that it's worth opening yourself to the Linux Audio community. And with JUCE, you've already taken the right step. I think, you'll get quite a lot of love and support back from the community. Especially from those, who are fed up with proprietary OS treating them and their data with disrespect and more like a resource than a customer.



Hi Red Does it mean that ROLI don't mind if Filipe will share his findings with community? I thought he joined the ROLI and doesn't share anything about Eauator on Linux because of NDA ?

Pretty amazing that Felipe has more than 1000 subscribers, when his only video is showing that he got Roli hardware and software run under Linux.

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