[PD] Bus Error on Mac OS X on quiting PD

bbogart at ryerson.ca bbogart at ryerson.ca
Sun Jan 26 18:37:20 CET 2003

Hello Michael,

Because PD is a tcl/tk application it has a "wish" (the tcl/tk interpreter) menu which goes to the top of the MAC screen as a normal Mac application. Now this is the menu ONLY for the interpreter, it does not know anything about PD running. To exit PD you need to use the menu on the top of the PD window itself, looks like a drop down box.. "file" -> "quit"

For the OSX developers will this wish dependance disapear so that only the PD menus are available?


----- Original Message -----
From: Michael McGonagle <fndsnd at rcnchicago.com>
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2003 2:18 am
Subject: [PD] Bus Error on Mac OS X on quiting PD

> Hello all,
> I have been running PD on Mac OS X now for the past month, and 
> have been 
> happy with everything I have tried (this includes Paradiddle and 
> the 
> 'chaos' externals). I am getting PD to send MIDI to Logic, using a 
> loopback thru a MIDI interface (maybe not the most elegant, but at 
> least 
> I can send from PD).
> While I have not had any problems with PD crashing during normal 
> use, it 
> does seem that there might be some trouble when quiting PD 
> normally 
> (using the 'quit' option in wish), it causes a bus error. I am 
> starting 
> PD with the following:
> <orb> pd -noaudio -nomidiin -midioutdev 2
> From here, Logic is able to recieve the MIDI over the loopback, 
> and it 
> can play its AudioUnit patches (and the built-in Logic patches). 
> But, 
> the real trouble seems to be when quiting out of PD, and then 
> restarting 
> it, there appears to be a "loss" of MIDI connectivity, as Logic 
> does not 
> "hear" PD. Once I reboot the system, everything will connect fine. 
> It 
> also appears to be intermittant, as it has not happened everytime, 
> but 
> often enough to make me wonder if others are getting this, too.
> I am running on a PowerBook G4-1GHz, with 512 meg of ram, with OS 
> X 10.2.3.
> Thanks,
> Mike
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