[PD-dev] Proposals for object categories

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Wed Feb 25 21:51:54 CET 2009

On Feb 25, 2009, at 3:11 PM, Frank Barknecht wrote:

> Hallo,
> Hans-Christoph Steiner hat gesagt: // Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>> I am bummed that we have to even discuss Apple's anti-free-software
>> tactics in relation to the design of Pd.  The only reason why you
>> can't include externals as libdirs on the official iPhone is because
>> of Apple's ridiculous restrictions that are in place solely for the
>> purpose of making the Apple iTunes Store a monopoly.
> The decision, not to bundle the 102MB of externals currently in
> pd-extended into RjDj has *absolutely nothing* to do with Apple's
> license policy or any other licence issues: It's a technical decision
> made by the RjDj team. By keeping RjDj's number of objects limited we
> aim to avoid a maintainance nightmare and provide everyone with that
> least common denominator: Pd vanilla and a small number of selected
> externals. This will be the same for future ports to other platforms.
> And personally I made a very similar decision by avoiding to use too
> many externals on my GNU/Linux machine.

I am not talking about including files, I am talking about the forced  
static linking, i.e no dlopen().  It makes sense to me to not include  
102 MB of files for rjdj, no complaints about that.


> Ciao
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