[PD] basic remarks about Pd-extended for OS X
luigi.rensinghoff at freenet.de
Fri Feb 9 01:47:47 CET 2007
I have some remarks about the PD-extended Istallers for OSX and would
be interested, if those things were discussed here before.
Its basically about
1) Settings and Startup
1) If it looks right to me there are 3 ways to determine paths and
libs on OSX and i am not quite sure if i am doing something wrong or
if it just has not been considered.
You can change the settings in the TCL-Interface of PD, but there are
not enough lines, to see all the necessary entries, in the /Library/
Preferences/org.puredata.plist file and vie a.pdrc file.
They do not really interact, i mean if you change something in the
pdrc file it is not written in the org.puredata.plist file, right ?
This might cause confusion to a OSX PD-Beginner right ?
2) There are so many paths to the help-files if the doc-folder has so
many subfolders, which is good and necessary to keep it structured,
but that way the good-old "right-click"-help does not always work.
And especially for beginners it is so good to be able to just browse
through the examples or reference-files and quickly open the "help-
I still did not really understand if there is a different syntax
for "help-files" or is it just another "lib"-entry ?
How do folk out there manage these things ? Is it good to use
"Aliases" or symbolic links here ??
By the way there are two gcanvas-externals. One in "ggee" and one in
"flatspace"...is that good ?
Ok..so far..have a good time
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