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WDL/IPlug Community Edition

This project is a community maintained version of WDL/IPlug (originally by Cockos).

WDL "is a free and open source C++ library that is designed to be easily used by other code". For more info see the Cockos WDL Home.

IPlug (part of WDL) is a cross platform framework for developing VST and Audiounit plugins. The WDL/IPlug Community Edition is an initiative started by a group of plugin developers with the goal of improving the IPlug framework. This means...

  • filling in missing features
  • fixing bugs
  • making it easier for new developers to use

Since Cockos are updating and maintaining their version of WDL, which is used in their products, it is likely that this community version will avoid making significant changes to code that is not directly part of IPlug itself, in order to maintain compatibility with the Cockos WDL core.

Discuss WDL and IPlug on the WDL forum

WDL-CE shares the same license as the Cockos edition (see below). You must be comfortable with this if you plan to contribute. Please also see individual header files for any additional license information.

Cockos WDL License

Copyright (C) 2005 and later Cockos Incorporated

Portions copyright other contributors, see each source file for more information

This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software.

Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose, including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it freely, subject to the following restrictions:

  1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software in a product, an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be appreciated but is not required.
  2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be misrepresented as being the original software.
  3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution.

WDL includes the following 3rd party libraries (which are all similarly licensed):