I am sure for some of us on Cubase there is still BIG problem with ocassionaly missing plugins. I read on other forum there is a way to program DAW.
A man from Cakewalk wrote about this issue:
Its a really bad idea to statically link to the C Runtime library. Not only does it bloat the memory space with redundant copies of the runtime libraries it can also prevent efficient use of memory by circumventing caching. Additionally it prevents Microsoft from updating the runtime via service packs. i.e. if there is a bug or security flaw in the C runtimes it can’t be fixed in the future unless the plugin or executable is built with the new runtimes.
Cakewalk has always dynamically linked to the runtimes (for SONAR as well as all our plugins) and we keep up to date with the latest compiler technology. This is why you always see the msvcrt installer included as part of the SONAR installer. While this has had its share of problems its a far better solution than vendors statically linking this in.
BTW the limit due to this is not as extreme as it may seem. In SONAR you would have to have at least about 64 unique plugins that statically linked before you saw a problem, so pretty unlikely I would think. Also multiple instances of the same plugin do not count since the dll is only loaded once. We routinely see hundreds of plugins used in projects and most people tend to use similar plugins like eq’s and compressors on tracks rather than different ones per track. In all the years that SONAR has been around I’ve never heard of a complaint that plugins don’t load so it seems like a pretty small corner case not worth worrying about.
Steinberg do something like others did, your product cares PRO in its name, that s not pro for me!