[PD-dev] plans for next Pd release

João Pais jmmmpais at gmail.com
Wed Jul 14 00:35:56 CEST 2021

also very helpful in max, connected to tooltips:

- when double clicking in a send/receive object, a list of the objects 
connected to it appears, and clicking on it opens up the canvas where 
they are. the same should be done also for receive~/send~ + 
throw~/catch~. Ideally solving automatically when $1-variables are used 
in the symbols.

> (re-send - I had sent to pd-dev at iem.at but that now seems to be defunct...)
> To Pd dev -
> I'm going to try to get the next Pd release (0.52) out over the next month
> or two.  My personal priorities for this release would be putting in a message
> backtrace mechanism (by overriding canvas_connect and pd_bind to go through
> small proxy objects; this will have to be done at load time I think) and
> to go back and try to figure out how to do tooltips without adding cruft to
> the inlet structure.  (There's an ancient source-patch to provide tooltips
> by Chris McCormichadn Guenter Geiger that I plan to start with -
> https://sourceforge.net/p/pure-data/patches/264/).
> Before doing that I want to do some reorganizing - in porting Pd to FreeRTOS
> (so I can run it on an Espressif LyraT board, which I think takes only about
> 10 or 20% of the current that a Pi needs) I found out that I had to move
> a few functions from one file to another.
> This might break some PRs, so... first of all would be to identify whatever
> PRs are ready to merge so I can do that before I make incompatible changes.
> Of course "stable development branch" first... then Dan's soundfile updates...
> then what?
> PS more ideas of mine (among many):
> hot-reloading externs via a message to Pd
> use a "unix binding" socket between Pd and pd-gui instead of localhost
> generalize number/symbol box to allow displaying entire messages or lists
> cheers
> Miller
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