[PD] Re: [PD-announce] Pd compiled for imac
mpuckett at imusic1.ucsd.edu
Sun May 28 00:54:40 CEST 2006
OK, sounds like I have to figure out how to make fat binaries... (I
don't think the subdirectory idea is all that great because I'd have
to change Pd to look in them and then new externs wouldn't work in old
versions of Pd.)
On the other hand, if I can figure out fat binaries I can get away without
releasing separate "apps" for the two architectures. So this would be
a Good Thing.
On Sun, May 28, 2006 at 12:34:57AM +0200, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> On May 28, 2006, at 12:22 AM, Miller Puckette wrote:
> >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
> >unless there's a way to make a fat dylib with binaries for both
> Apple provides two mechanisms for this, one is fat binaries, which
> have been supported since NeXTSTEP 3.2 (Mac OS X 10.4 == NeXTSTEP
> 6.4), and the other is Rosetta, which runs PPC code in emulation.
> NeXTSTEP/Apple uses gcc for everything, so building fat binaries is
> just a matter of figuring out the gcc options.
> >Even so, it's easier to figure out what's what if the name reflects
> >architecture so you know what targets the extern is compiled for.
> >So perhaps on intel macs, it should just be "pd_macintel" (more
> >than "pd_intelmac"?)
> The .pd_linux extension has been working fine for 10+ architectures,
> I don't see why Mac OS X needs more than one. If people want to
> distribute binaries for the different architectures, I think it will
> be easier to just put the files in properly labeled directories (ie.
> x86/object.pd_darwin ppc/object.pd_darwin).
> Having more file extensions will mean I will have to modify the Pd-
> extended build system quite a bit to make it work for that new
> extension. This will take a lot of time, and probably introduce some
> bugs, and I can't see any benefit.
> >On Sun, May 28, 2006 at 12:05:12AM +0200, Hans-Christoph Steiner
> >>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
> >>>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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