[PD] OSX and Tk...

Michael A. Thompson mthomp at mac.com
Tue Apr 30 20:24:52 CEST 2002

I had this problem of the gui not starting a while back and tracked it 
down to the make process not modifying the first line of the pd.tk file 
correctly.  Open pd.tk in a real text editor and make sure the first 
line reads:
set pd_nt 2
once I changed this it worked fine. But the latest 0.35-test21 
precompiled version works fine on my machine out of the tarball. I also 
trust everybody is using HFS+ filesystems? the unix filesystem doesn't 
work with tcl/tk for OSX yet.

On MacOS X.1.4, pd runs pretty well. I can save patchs, load externals, 
and I have compiled and run all of the third party externals (sonogram~ 
and the like) without problems and they work!!! The only thing is that I 
don't have any midi stuff to test the midi side with. Also, I have 
hacked the pd.tk file to make the GUI more Mac like so the menu bar is 
in the correct place and that command key modifiers work in a macintosh 
way. Doesn't seem to have messed up the X11 version either.

Anyway, great job miller!!!


On Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at 10:34  AM, Ben Bogart - FMPM/F1999 wrote:

> Hello all,
> I was having the same problem as Nick but running pd -nosound did not
> solve the problem. I get:
> MIDI: not yet implimented
> in 2 out 2 rate 44100
> using default device number -1
> nchan 2, flags 3, bufs 8, framesperbuf 256
> and then nothing, no GUI. I tested wish by itself and it works fine.
> (installed according to the install guide that tcl/tk for OSX came with)
> running ./pd -nosound and ./pd both do the same thing. I suppose I 
> should
> just try compiling?
> Thanks
> Ben
> On Tue, 30 Apr 2002, Nick Fells wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Yep, sure enough that works (but no sound, obviously...)... any fixes
>> would be gladly welcomed!!.... (also obvious, I guess).
>> Another thing I noticed - in the menus under osx there's a 'tear off'
>> option. If you happen to select it, all the menus appear to stop
>> working...
>> thanks,
>> Nick
>> Miller Puckette wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I saw this behavior on a machine where Pd couldn't open audio -- it 
>>> just
>>> hangs.  I hope to fix this.  In the meantime, if you've got the same
>>> problem, just run "pd -nosound" and it should start up...
>>> cheers
>>> Miller
>>> On Mon, Apr 29, 2002 at 06:28:55PM +0100, Nick Fells wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I'm just trying to setup pd under osx. I've downloaded/unpacked Tk8.4
>>>> from the sourcefourge site 'snapshot', put the Frameworks under
>>>> /Library, and put the Wish Shell.app under /Applications. But I can't
>>>> get Pd to start the gui - there's no error message, just nothing
>>>> happens.
>> --
>> Dr Nick Fells,	
>> Music Department,
>> University of Glasgow,		Tel: +44 (0) 141-330 4096
>> Glasgow G12 8QQ			Fax: +44 (0) 141-330 3518
>> UK.				http://www.music.gla.ac.uk/~nick
> B. Bogart
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