[PD] Re: Gaining access to /usr/local/lib/pd/extra in the Finder?

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Thu Apr 8 16:23:41 CEST 2004

On Thursday, Apr 8, 2004, at 10:11 America/New_York, Hans-Christoph  
Steiner wrote:

> On Thursday, Apr 8, 2004, at 05:26 America/New_York, Thomas Grill  
> wrote:
>>> A Mac user suggested that it would be more "mac like" to put the  
>>> whole
>>> Pd distribution into one single Application directory instead of
>>> using the unix file system standard.
>> Hi Guenter,
>> there's already the uPDated package which conforms to the OSX way of  
>> things.
> The uPDated package does have a double-clickable .app package, but I  
> would not say that it conforms to the MacOS X way.  First off, when it  
> launches, there are two icons, one for the Platypus system that it  
> uses with a Pd icon, and one for the Wish Shell with the standard Wish  
> Shell icon.  This is actually more confusing than just having the Wish  
> Shell icon running because clicking on the Pd icon doesn't take you to  
> Pd, but just the launcher, which seems to do nothing once Wish Shell  
> is running.  Plus, Pd is still labeled "Wish" once its running.    It  
> also suffers from MacOS X not wanting to show the /doc/ directory.
> The AppMain.tcl script is the way things need to be done in order to  
> have Pd behave like a MacOS X application.  Check out this nice, free  
> sound editor to see an good example of AppMain.tcl in action:   
> http://www.speech.kth.se/wavesurfer/    Actually, it is probably a  
> good place to look to see how a number of GUI things should be done  
> with Tcl, things like key bindings, etc.

I just downloaded the new version of Wavesurfer, and it now displays  
"Wishkit" as the name of the app under MacOS X, which is unfortunate.   
I am pretty sure it used to say "Wavesurfer".

The way they have done the console, using tkcon, is quite nice and I  
think should be replicated in Pd.  Its a fully featured console that  
also will show all the messages.



Man has survived hitherto because he was too ignorant to know how to  
realize his wishes.
Now that he can realize them, he must either change them, or perish.
		                                     -William Carlos Williams

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