[PD] installing on OSX

Adam Lindsay atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
Mon Jan 13 15:05:24 CET 2003

Hello, Alex.

When you say "running slow," do you mean that the Tk gui updates
sporadically? That's a factor of not running the latest Tcl/Tk.

Also, are you using the html documentation online, because Miller has
actually updated it compared to the docs in the distribution:

With the bad directory problem... did you copy the whole folder into your
/Applications directory?

If list old-timers will excuse the plug, Alex, you can also use the
alternative MacOSX double-clickable .pkg installers I've put at:
Both include a recent Tcl/Tk for 10.2.x, and install the files at /usr/
local/pd. The "Extended" package includes some Mac-like GUI tweaks, too.

Hope something in there is a help.


Alex from idoia said this at Mon, 13 Jan 2003 11:11:55 +0000:

>I am a Max user converted into a Pd one.
>However, I have some difficulties to make it work on my Mac OS 10.2
>I have followed the documentation and managed to start up pd. But when I
>launch the documentation from the menu help or when I try to open a file
>from the file menu, it outputs an error window saying for example:
>Error: bad directory "/Applications/pd-0.36-0/bin/../doc"
>And it is impossible to open anything.
>also, it seems to run slowly when I draw some patches.
>Any ideas where that may come from ?
>Something I do wrong ?
>PS: my tcl/tk version is Tcl 8.4a4 & Tk 8.4a4, I know there is a newer
>version but that is the only one I manage to install as describe in the pd
>PD-list mailing list
>PD-list at iem.kug.ac.at

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