In my situation I meet infrequently with a small group of friends/musicians for unstructured jam sessions. A midi file player would help to compensate for the lack of a second guitar or keyboard player and otherwise add some variety and/or weirdness to the occasion, all while remaining friends with a bad back.
Read through the “run commands options” thread and seems you all have addressed the issues involved. I’ve used Linux for a while now and it would be desirable to contribute back in some small way. My professional experience is with relational databases and user interfaces but not since 2001, then Perl and python on Linux for personal use but infrequently these days. I’m familiar with the common control structures but what I don’t have experience with is memory management involved with the C language, nor directly manipulating hardware.
brummer suggests guitarix livelooper load/saves files to already. Is this still an issue?
For my needs I would prefer to create sequences in my DAW then drop the files in a designated subdirectory and the plugin then create a list from the files in the subdirectory that can be scrolled through and selected with one of the knobs as the midi generator now does.
I’ll take some time to look through the documentation for developing plugins and see what sort of learning curve I would be looking at.