[PD] Pd minimum requirements

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Tue Nov 11 18:10:30 CET 2003

huolong at arcor.de hat gesagt: // huolong at arcor.de wrote:

> hi list,
> i first thought on making the tutorial/manual only for windows, but as the chapter-C will cover the usage of Pd (will be huge) and that is allmost 100% compatible with any OS, so i thought i make the install and launch chapter also for linux and osx.
> for starters, i could use some help on defining the "minimum requirements" for Pd. please correct these points where you can:
> Microsoft Windows
> - Windows 98 (i don't think we need to mention win95)
> - 300 Mhz (if someone can test this, let me know if it's too slow)
> - 64 mb ram (should be enough)

I think, even 32 MB is enough, at least on Linux.

> - 20 mb free on harddisk (maybe we could spare this point)
> - TCP/IP Protocol
> - Audio card (optional: for audio input/output)
> - MIDI card/device (optional: for MIDI input/output)
> - OpenGl compatible graphic card (optional: for GEM)
> - Video card/device (optional: for GEM, video input/output)
> well, it's not quite logical to mention that multimedia devices are "optional" for Pd, but you can use Pd for "normal" programming too...
> GNU/Linux
> - hardware same as windows ?
> - depencies ?
> - gcc version ?
> - kernel issues ?
> - ?

Make that for Linux: 

Hardware could be less on Linux, as it can generally be configured
more lean.

X-Server (Xfree86) (optional, but highly recommended)
Tcl/Tk (dito)

 Frank Barknecht                               _ ______footils.org__

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