[PD-dev] search plugin in Pd-extended

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 16 01:14:25 CET 2012

Here's an initial re-refactoring back to the plugin interface:

Don't use this one yet, because I have some more changes to
make based on the following question:
1) How do I remove the old helpbrowser entry from the
"Help" menu from inside my plugin?

That way the new helpbrowser will show up for new users, along
with an accelerator <ctrl-g>, without disturbing old grumps and
their <ctrl-b> browser.


----- Original Message -----
> From: Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at>
> To: Jonathan Wilkes <jancsika at yahoo.com>
> Cc: "pd-dev at iem.at List" <pd-dev at iem.at>
> Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2012 9:36 AM
> Subject: Re: [PD-dev] search plugin in Pd-extended
> 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/
> .hc
> 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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