[PD-dev] search plugin in Pd-extended

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Thu Nov 15 15:36:36 CET 2012

For Pd-extended, I'd much rather keep it as a plugin than make it an internal
file.  I think it will be much easier for you to work on the search plugin if
it stays as a plugin.  If its a plugin that's included in Pd-extended, it can
be upgraded by the user by just dropping a new version into ~/pd-externals.
The dev process will be easier too, since updates won't have to go thru the
patch tracker to be accepted into pd-extended.git.

For Vanilla, you'll have to ask Miller.  I think this same approach could work
for vanilla too with the same advantages.  All that Miller would need to do to
include it is check in the search-plugin into pd/extra/


On 11/15/2012 01:45 AM, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
> I already did substantial work on the drop-in replacement for the
> helpbrowser based on the feedback I got.  I had no idea the
> gui-plugin infrastructure was ready to ship actual plugins running
> by default in pd-extended.
> -Jonathan
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at>
>> To: "pd-dev at iem.at List" <pd-dev at iem.at>
>> Cc: 
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 11:31 PM
>> Subject: [PD-dev] search plugin in Pd-extended
>> Hey Jonathan,
>> I committed your latest search-plugin.tcl into
>> scripts/guiplugins/search-plugin, overwriting my original, simple one.  I put
>> it there because I'm adding it to Pd-extended.  I think it makes sense to 
>> just
>> include your plugin directly rather than as a remixed helpbrowser.tcl.  I also
>> just committed a check that makes sure that pd-gui doesn't try to load a
>> plugin that has already been loaded. That way when you make new version of the
>> search plugin, people can just drop it into ~/pd-externals and it'll 
>> override
>> the built-in search-plugin.tcl.
>> As for scripts/guiplugins/search-plugin, feel free to take that over and do
>> whatever you want with it.  I can't see a reason to keep the old one around
>> any more, your search plugin is very thorough.
>> .hc
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