externs was: Re: [PD] jack patch

pix pix at test.at
Thu Feb 14 17:03:32 CET 2002

I have a paralyzing fear of extern updates getting locked to the
completely unrelated pd release cycle... and the pain that will result
when one tries to jump ahead of the versions that have been included in

They are called externs, after all.


On Thu, 14 Feb 2002 15:59:37 +0100 (CET)
CK <x at meta.lo-res.org> wrote:

> I read:
> > Does the current release of PD have all the externs incorporated into
> > it or is it still all separate (which is a drag to compile)? It would
> > be
> they (well most of them) are still seperate
> > cool if there was some effort put into getting all the externs
> > incorporated into the mainstream release (as long as their licenses do
> > not conflict, I guess), this would certainly boost the popularity of
> > PD,
> I beg to differ, I really like the modular idea, that allows me to keep
> the pd's memory footprint small.I don't need all the externs all the 
> time - even with very useful libs that I use all the time like ggee I
> prefer the load one extern at a time instead of the whole lib approach.
> Would you load GEM just because you need want |alternate| ??
> The only option I see would be putting the most useful stuff (ggee,zexy,
> markex,add yours ...) into one huge lib for people that don't want to
> compile themselves but I'm not sure if this would be worth the effort.
> regards,
> x
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