[PD] ubumenu

doktorp doktorp at mac.com
Mon Nov 3 17:00:42 CET 2003

Im still not convinced.

imagine this, had I writ:

"Is anyone aware of a gui external that implements a menu or menu like 
structure, similar to what most operating systems have? If not, are 
there any plans to implement it"

Ill take note not to mention max/msp since it seems to be such a heated 
topic. But realize it is where a lot of users are/will be coming from.

yes, the feature-set is different, but that doesn't mean that things 
that make sense in a similar context should be left out, just to 
differentiate the products.

that would be like Apple not including a search function just because 
its in windows. Ok, metaphors are bad, ill admit that one, but I think 
you can read into what Im getting to.

The discussion definitely has been an interesting one. Amusingly 
enough, I don't use PD or Max to make music. I am personally more 
interested in realtime visualization.

I think all in all, everyone on this list wants to see PD evolve as 
best it can. This means lots of things need to be weighed and examined 
in light of the direction the community (especially the developers) 
want to take it.

Anyway, thanks for the replies.

and BTW,

did the mailing list go down for a day or two? A few of my emails seem 
to have been lost in the ether...


On Nov 3, 2003, at 9:56 AM, Michal Seta wrote:
> I do think that the correct answer is what was given: 'forget max'.  pd
> is a different system.  It uses the same idiom as max but has a 
> slightly
> different set of features.  It's ugly, but it's efficient (last time I
> checked, pd was able to handle slightly more complex patches under
> debian ppc than max/msp under mac os9 on the same machine and was _way
> more stable_ despite of the low version number and beta status).

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