Package Details: reaper-bin 5.983-1

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Package Base: reaper-bin
Description: Digital Audio Workstation
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Licenses: custom
Conflicts: reaper
Submitter: david0
Maintainer: david0
Last Packager: david0
Votes: 59
Popularity: 1.543056
First Submitted: 2018-08-10 15:40
Last Updated: 2019-09-09 07:36

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JohnnyDeacon commented on 2019-08-25 23:53

Could somebody update the package, please?

SpotlightKid commented on 2019-07-30 14:24

Something seems to have gone wrong with the package version number, the minor version part is now missing.

Sangeppato commented on 2019-01-21 22:58

Currently on Gnome if you pin Reaper to the Dock and launch it, it will create a second icon for the running instance. Adding the line "StartupWMClass=REAPER" to the .desktop file solves the problem

yan12125 commented on 2018-09-11 06:25

Done package movement - I merge reaper into reaper-bin instead of deleting reaper to keep comments and votes.

teetest commented on 2018-08-16 12:30

I agree with @jhernberg.

jhernberg commented on 2018-08-16 10:39

I suppose that technically it isn't really needed to rename the package, still in the past it's been mentioned by Justin that he doesn't have anything against open source. So I'd say that there is a small possibility to see it open sourced some day in the future.

Reading this: seems to suggest that reaper-bin would be the right choice.

IMO adding the -bin suffix also indicates to the user that this isn't a package built from source, but rather packages something available in binary form.

/opt is the choice of upstream so I think in order to facilitate support it's reasonable to use it.

SWS should really be installed into ~/.config/REAPER/UserPlugins/ even if it might work installed elsewhere. Also note that SWS isn't really maintained by anyone anymore, so there won't be regular or many updates at all to it.

It is available from landoleet as an already compiled tarball for those that can't build it themselves. I suppose ideally it should be available for download from we'll see if that can be fixed someday, but without anyone really in charge of sws at the moment..:S

Is there some specific problem with having the package renamed to reaper-bin? IMO better to do so now, than maybe having to face problems in the future.

donvla commented on 2018-08-15 10:15

First why is it necessary to rename the package. As I understood the discussion, there should be no other option to install reaper than through the binary package. So reaper-bin is reaper. There is no other source package or similar.

Second, I'd recommend installing reaper into /usr/lib. I see no need in using /opt. It also breaks compatibility with plugins like sws.

I see this package as a drop-in replacement for the old reaper package which did not comply with the landoleet guidelines.

jhernberg commented on 2018-08-10 16:36



david0 commented on 2018-08-10 15:42


It will be deleted soon.

jhernberg commented on 2018-08-08 12:53

@david0: Hi, I'm writing this as someone complained on the reaper forum about this package. Tried to email you, but haven't seen any response..

FWIW, I just discussed this with the boss (Justin), he had this to say: "should definitely download the main releases! the landoleet builds are not supposed to be linked to from anywhere (it says that on landoleet!)" and "also yeah it should use the official swell binaries".

My personal thoughts:

  1. Create a new package called reaper-bin following the AUR guidelines to indicate that it's a package that installs something binary instead of building a package from source.

  2. Do not build SWELL, AFAIK the one shipped in the tarball is working perfectly fine on Archlinux.

  3. Do use the desktop support in the tarball as that is more recent and has better functionality than the one I wrote ages ago which you are still using.

  4. Please use the script included in the tarball to install reaper, it was made for that. I'd recommend to run "sh --install "/opt" --quiet --integrate-desktop", which will install reaper into /opt/REAPER and add the needed desktop support.

  5. Then you only have to create the symlink /usr/bin/reaper -> /opt/REAPER/reaper and create one for the license.

Any user wanting to use the LoL version can download it manually as Windows & OS/X users do.

Also if you don't change this package there is a high possibility that Cockos will block downloads from LoL for scripts like this, that would IMO be a very sad occurrence..

Thanks in advance for your understanding :)