[PD] a mailinglist about the use of Pd ?
ben at bensommer.com
Tue May 1 21:59:35 CEST 2001
>>3 PM 4/30/01 -0400, you wrote:
>>>On Mon, 30 Apr 2001, Nicolas Lhommet wrote:
>>> > Hello,
>>> > I'd like to know if user's questions are welcome in this mailinglist.
>>> > You all discuss about bugs or implementation of new features, that's
>>> > interesting, and I hope i will submit some externals or some bug-fix
>>> > but do you plan to create a new mailinglist dedicated to users,
>>> keeping this
>>> > one for "developers" ?
>>>I've been on this list long enought to know that the newbie questions are
>>>welcome and rarely ingored. I know that some couple of years ago i was
>>>threatening the list with a simple tutorial for total begginers but I
>>>to it because I didn't have access to a Linux box on a regular
>>>basis. This has
>>>now changed, I have a linux box at home and I already started writing a
>>>tutorial that is starting from zero. In a week or two (I'm doing it in my
>>>spare time, of which I have very little) I should have something that
>>>worth putting up somewhere. I'm sure the guys at pure-data.org will not
>>>to putting it up there for everyone to use. I'm doing it in html right
>>>will announce it when it's done.
>>>In the meantime, examples in the pd distribution are the way to go and since
>>>I'm not a developer I will perhaps get involved in answering the newbie
>>>questions. Looks like the number of newbies is slowly growing. While
>>>it, I'd like to see a show of hands of people who need a newbie
>>>think it'd be a good idea. I know that most pd users migrate from
>>>(or other MAx flavours) and they don't really need basic stuff but perhaps
>>>there are more newbies than I/we think...
Michael, by all means publish your tutorial. I represent perhaps one other
Pd constituency: that of users who'd like to get into Max/MSP but who try
Pd rather than invest in a Mac. Personally, I'd rather spend my time using
Pd as a musical tool and only occasionally messing with the code. But
really, how will Pd reach a larger audience if more attention isn't given
to making it initially accessible? A starter tutorial would go a long way.
Also, I would vote to still keep user questions going through this list.
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