[PD] Pd and GEM installation woes

J. Scott Hildebrand jshildebrand at ucdavis.edu
Sat Jul 26 02:18:55 CEST 2003

     i consider myself pretty technically able. i've only started VC++ in
windows so that's new territory for me, but i have a few years experience
in linux programming, just school stuff though (nothing very deep).

     getting GEM to work in either platform has been fucking hell. i
realize it's a good idea to have every extention to Pd made available
separately, but if I CAN'T GET THIS SHIT TO WORK, you can sure as hell
believe that casual users won't be able to. i think this is all good
software but it's just too hard to set up. i believe this stuff can go
really far and its user base can get bigger and bigger, but there needs to
be some ease-of-installation improvements.

     for windows how about having an EXE file that installs everything
like a typical program would? i'm talking about Pd, GEM, all the
extentions like GrIPD, IEMLIB, GGEE, and ZEXY. still make the individual
parts available to install the old way as well... for purposes unknown and
the obvious one of portability; if you want to run pd on a PDA or
something and definitely don't need other useless stuff.

     for macOS have a same sort of EXE and do the same stuff in linux via
the typical .compile and .configure stuff. good idea???? YES!!! do it! i
would except i don't know how.

your friendly but irritated visionary,



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