[PD] [PD-ot] central collection/archive of patches and abstractions

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Fri Oct 26 18:09:45 CEST 2007

I don't think this is at all off-topic, by the way.  I think you  
should post this on the main list.

I think this is a good idea.  It would be good to have a repository  
that is really easy to contribute too.  I think this could happen on  

I think a really cool grand plan would be to make an apt-get/Eclipse  
updates system where people can publish their own libs as  
repositories, then people can manage the packages from Pd.  Seeing  
what you guys have done with netpd, I think it would be possible to  
implement this in Pd.  If there are things missing, I'll implement  
them! :D


On Oct 26, 2007, at 5:38 AM, Enrique Erne wrote:

> dear Ladies and Gentlemen
> i cleaned up my pd-user desktop and merged all directories  
> together. desk2,
> desk3, desk4, newstuff, newstuff2, newstuff3 newstuff4 ist now all  
> into desk1
> agian :)
> now there are over 500 patches and patch-collections in desk1. i  
> like pd and its
> free chaotic structure but i really miss a "central library", a  
> place where
> _everybody_ can submit patches/abs with only a few rules.
> some of my are in cvs and some are somewhere else (i'm sure i'd  
> find them after a
> while)
> some examples (very incomplete list)
> - s-abstractions (don't know where to find)
> - jmmmp, list-abs (cvs)
> - pdmtl (don't know where to find)
> (what was the mtl again?)
> - dsplib ????
> - rradical, metastudio, pixeltango and lots of other projects
> - then there is the pdforum and the pdlist with lots of single patches
> - pd(web)ring with all the awesome sites and patches
> how about we start somewhere a new place and agree on some basic  
> rules.
> for example
> - all abstraction have to go to the same directory abs (lets force  
> and fight
> nameclashes)
> - all patches have to be in a directory patches (no funky directory  
> naming)
> - all patches should have [import] for the used extrenals (pd-ext  
> has all the
> externals and uses import)
> - ?
> install the "central lib"
> - abs has to be in the searchpath
> - ?
> it's funny to have all the funky names in cvs but they often are  
> just names and
> don't say anything about what they do nor are they a big help for  
> newbies. zexy,
> vbap, unauthorized, tb or footils, la-kitchen, nusmuk and so on...  
> where is the
> church of consistency? ;-)
> what are you're thoughts about that?
> regards
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