[PD-dev] plans for next Pd release
giuliomoro at yahoo.it
Fri Jul 16 00:18:20 CEST 2021
I have had this PR open for a while: https://github.com/pure-data/pure-data/pull/1261 . It adds threaded behaviour for disk and network I/O, making the Pd audio thread "real-time safer". I went through quite a few revisions courtesy of umlaeute and Spacechild1, but haven't heard from you directly. I am happy to do some more work if there is interest in merging. CI build currently fails because of weird "support" of ssize_t on VS (happy to hear about workarounds).
Miller Puckette via Pd-dev wrote on 13/07/2021 19:22:
> (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 -
> 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
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