[PD-dev] Re: looking for windows installer maintainers

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Tue Apr 19 18:23:55 CEST 2005

On Apr 19, 2005, at 12:36 AM, ix at replic.net wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 19, 2005 at 12:10:14AM -0400, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>> I see that you have been doing a lot of build work in CVS, and IIRC,
>> you are a Windows user.  I was wondering whether I could convince you
>> to be the Windows package maintainer.  Its sorely needed since Windows
>> is the biggest audience for Pd. Many people still download and use the
>> Pd 0.37 Windows installer that I made 1 1/2 years ago.  5631 downloads
>> so far.  Also, putting links to the beta releases on your website is a
>> good way to drive traffic to it.
> i switched to gentoo since my old pc died and there are still no win64  
> drivers for my sound or usb hardware..plus 'ls -al' takes so damn long  
> on windows..and downloading keygens from emule takes longer than just  
> waiting 15 seconds for something to emerge..
> my last binary is http://whats-your.name/pd/ix039.rar, which is the  
> CVS head plus all of my tweaks that miller never rolled in (yet?) like  
> pd.ini (a la pdrc) support, drag and drop, themability, tk 8.5 with  
> lots of extensions.. and the externals to go with it  
> http://whats-your.name/pd/extra/dllcity/ . unles someone jumps out of  
> the woodwork this will arguably remain better than the windows distro  
> on sourceforge or miller's site, at least until Mathieu starts working  
> on impd again then i might fire up VMware to make a binary of that..

I can understand that...  I bought a PowerBook, so I am very happily in  
Debian and Mac OS X land since then...

I guess the problem remains: many windows Pd users, few windows Pd devs.



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                              -Stewart Brand
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