[PD] Re: shadow patch bug

Thomas Grill t.grill at gmx.net
Sun Oct 6 02:55:38 CEST 2002

> The answer was the following:
> They were told that PD comes with all these extensions, which makes it
> really useful, but that these extensions are really buggy. Thats why they
> preferred using MAX.
> Their fault I know, but it made me think ...

Wow, what a statement. MAX itself (not the addons) is buggy as hell.
Last week i had real troubles to get MAX reliably working for a concert.
If PD had the same graphical abilities as Max i would completely switch to
Yet, the graphical interface (or TCL/TK, respectively) is a real

To my mind, the foremost problem is the incomplete or inscrutable
documentation, that makes it difficult to get started with PD.
Looking at the MAX (and jitter) package, one has to admit that Cycling have
done really good work with their
SDK documentation, help files and tutorials.


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