[PD-dev] External Manager - Load my Externals
geiger at xdv.org
Mon Jun 2 11:05:05 CEST 2003
On Mon, 2 Jun 2003, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Larry Troxler hat gesagt: // Larry Troxler wrote:
> > On Sunday 01 June 2003 04:49, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> > > But maybe we're talking about different things. An external LME can> only
> > Yes! We should have an LME!
> > What the #$^& are you talking about???
> Read the #$^?&§$ subject! ;)
Ok, some (critical) thoughts:
* Preferences: again, a launcher is a bad idea IMO, it should be a
Don't think about software being written once and then its done.
If you have the launcher, you will want to have preferences sooner
or later, ...
* External loader comes from the concept of having libraries. I have
mentioned several times that this is not a good way how to
write externals, because it merely adds complexity in the
build processes and uses up more RAM.
We should get rid of the concept of libraries. (Hide the "external
loader" in a "advanced" tab if you like, but don't write a program
that is an "external loader" above all).
* Different configurations: I think this is a very good concept and
should be easy to add by using different names for pd config files.
Last but not least, Miller is already thinking about preferences,
expecially for audio settings, and changing them on the fly is not
too far away ...
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