[PD] Pd in white on black

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Tue Nov 18 20:43:06 CET 2003

On Tue, 18 Nov 2003, Olaf Matthes wrote:

> Marc Lavallée schrieb:
> > 
> > On Tue, Nov 18, 2003 at 01:11:03PM +0100, Olaf Matthes wrote:
> > 
> > > If we could run the Tcl/Tk GUI in a web browser (using the Tcl/Tk
> > > PlugIn) that would make Pd the perfect multi-user tool for the web.
> > 
> > What about Flash with the flashserver external? What's needed is a small
> > toolkit to create flash documents with special widgets for PD. Some of us
> > will complain that Flash is proprietary, and I agree, it's "wrong"...
> > There's also the Tcl/Tk web plugin, but the release version is too old,
> > and the cvs version don't work.
> I haven't checked the Tcl/Tk PlugIn for some time (maybe years), so
> maybe it's not really up to date. It just came to my mind because it
> would require only minor changes to the Pd code, I guess.
> With flash, as CK already pointed out, we wouldn't be able to support
> all platforms Pd is currently working on. And additionally, a GUI for Pd
> could even be worth running on machines Pd is not running on.
> So what about Java Applets? There should be Java support for almost
> every platform. But then we're getting damn close to the jMax way of
> doing it... and they seem to try to get rid of their Java GUI for some
> reason.
> Technically speaking I could imagine something like this: hack pd-gui to
> become a server application and write a client software in (probably)
> Java to connect to it. The hacked pd-gui would then convert the Tcl/Tk
> stuff into something our client app likes. But that's probably pretty
> close to what Hans-Christoph is working on.

Actually, the xp4pd is a surprisingly simple patch, thanks to Kzrysztof's
[tot].  But unfortunately, its trapped on my laptop, which is in the shop
right now.  I forgot to cvs commit before bringing it in.  Doh!



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