[PD] Re: [PD-announce] Pd compiled for imac

Miller Puckette mpuckett at imusic1.ucsd.edu
Sun May 28 00:22:57 CEST 2006

Yep... I thought 'imac' meant 'intel-mac' but I guess it doesn't.

Anyway, I think that if someone wants to publish an extern that works
on either mips or i86 macs, they would have to include both "dylib"s...
unless there's a way to make a fat dylib with binaries for both architectures.
Even so, it's easier to figure out what's what if the name reflects the
architecture so you know what targets the extern is compiled for.
So perhaps on intel macs, it should just be "pd_macintel" (more mellifluous
than "pd_intelmac"?)


On Sun, May 28, 2006 at 12:05:12AM +0200, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> 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  
> suggested:
> http://lists.puredata.info/pipermail/pd-dev/2006-01/005720.html
> .hc
> 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  
> >always
> >go to a "sensible" naming convention in the future and stay back  
> >compatible,
> >if people think it's too ad hoc.  In the long term, the set of  
> >architectures/
> >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.
> >
> >cheers
> >Miller
> >
> >
> >
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