[PD] Re: [PD-announce] Pd compiled for imac
hans at eds.org
Sun May 28 00:05:12 CEST 2006
I am guessing that you mean x86 Mac OS X when you say iMac. If so,
then actually, all of Apple's new computers will be x86 based, not
just the iMac. I personally don't see any benefit to having
different file extensions for different platforms. .so and .a are
cross-platform and cross-architecture, for example. .dll and .dylib
are OS-specific, but not architecture specific.
I think something like .pdclass for all platforms would work best.
Or maybe just use platform-native for each platform, like Thomas
On May 27, 2006, at 6:53 PM, Miller Puckette wrote:
> I've got an experimental version of Pd compiled for imac available on
> http://crca.ucsd.edu/~msp/software.html ... unfortunately, since it
> seemed advisable to update portaudio to the new, completely
> rewritten one,
> it would be unwise to retrofit this to Pd 0.39 (might change latencies
> or other things for pre-existing platforms).
> I made up a new file extension for externs (pd_imac) ... we could
> go to a "sensible" naming convention in the future and stay back
> if people think it's too ad hoc. In the long term, the set of
> OSes seems set to stay at around hald a dozen active ones, so
> there's no
> big problem just making up names unsystematically.
> The only other policy implication is this: I'm using files from the
> supplied "Wish shell.app" on Imac, which seems a reasonable thing to
> do, but strictly speaking it's probably more correct to download a
> bsd-licensed wish shell or recompile it from source. That shouldn't
> be too difficult to do, I hope.
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