several bugs, etc. in pd 0.31 linux
[.] matthias tarasiewicz
tarasiewicz at gmx.at
Sun Jun 25 19:05:56 CEST 2000
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From: "Guenter Geiger" <geiger at epy.co.at>
To: "[.] matthias tarasiewicz" <tarasiewicz at gmx.at>
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Sent: Sunday, June 25, 2000 6:23 PM
Subject: several bugs, etc. in pd 0.31 linux
> [.] matthias tarasiewicz writes:
> > i experienced some bugs in pd verision 0.31 unter linux, here is a
> > list
> > 2. after some time running pd, i couldn't save an opened patch with
> > pages under "save as" -- pd always told me "open: no such file or
> > or something like that
> is this reproducible ? Did you try to save the patch in the same
> directory as the original patch, or has it been a new patch ?
i tried the same directory the original patch had been in, but also other
directories did not work
i just had this problem with the randomslicer patch on
> > 3. i saved a patch with several pages and some sliders from the ggext
> > library and after loading that patch it came up with no connections
> > the objects and no sliders at all
> what did they pd console (=terminal window) say. Normally it issues
> warnings if it can't cerate objects or if connections fail.
> Has this been the case ... was ggext loaded ?
i didn't look at the console - but the problem was that not only the missing
sliders - there were several number boxes and objects missing
-i will look at the console when this happens again
> > 4. i also had the problem once, that pd overwrote a patch that had
> > with ident names (i saved the patch under "save as" before -but the
> > still had the same name) -- after saving all and reopening the patches,
> > files were ident
> if you want to save a "page" ("page" means a pd subwindow which was
> created with the "page" or "pd" object), you always save the parent
> patch of the page together with all its subpages .. pages are part of
> the parent patch. If you want to isolate them from the parent, you
> have to create a new patch with "new" and copy/paste the pages
> .. I'm not sure if that solves the problem you had, because I didn't
> really understand it.
i think the problem was that i clicked on "save" in one of the pages - but
why one of the patches had been overwritten is not clear to me...
> > questions
> > a. i wanted to have a slider that has a range that could be set per
> > i didn't get that with ggext sliders - some ideas how to do this?
> > b. i had the problem, that the state object from the ggext library did
> > work properly - sometimes it restored the saved values but most of the
> > it restored always the same values, that had never been stored before
> > (mostly zeroes)
> The state object really has a problem if you use symbols, this is
> fixed in the upcoming release.
> And, as ost mentioned, saved states from "old" patches set all later added
> numberboxes to zero.
> If your problem doesn't fall into these two categories, then I have to
> know in which reproducible cases state fails.
> On my side it rather looks like that most of the time state succeeds,
> and only sometimes fails.
> Ah, and yes, if you use more than one state object, you have to give
> it a name, otherwise it will get confused.
i remember having used symbols in most of the cases, but also number boxes
and sliders went to zero i think
-- i will try to reproduce this setting and post it...
> > c. it would be very helpful to have a list of all (or at least the most
> > important) objects and created patches available - with a short
> > --maybe it would be a great idea to have an archive in the web where
> > these are listed with links (all on one and not on 5000 different
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