[PD] Re: New PDP/PiDiP for OSX

Yves Degoyon ydegoyon at free.fr
Thu Mar 25 00:48:37 CET 2004

Adam Lindsay wrote:

>>>but, by the way, i received some very unfriendly mails
>>>from MAC users ( consumers ) UNHAPPY with their product
>>>as if they were writing to a company dealer,
>It's true that there can be some culture shock between the Pd (do-it-
>yourselfers) and the Mac (click, and it just works) communities. I do
>hope you're not discouraged by those folks, but Pat also rightly brings
>up the idea of pent-up demand and excitement.
i ever you're a linux or a mac user, there's no reason to call someone a 
just because your software doesn't work.

>Anyway, some hints to potential users, and comments to Sevy:
>If you get an error message on startup about pdp_text not finding a
>default font, try this:
> sudo cp pdp_pidip_osx/fonts/helmetr.ttf /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/
that's in the installation notes...

>The nifty pdp_ieee1394 object looks like it isn't re-entrant yet (i.e.,
>you can't create a second pdp_ieee1394 object, even in another patch
>after one has been destroyed). This might show up with a bunch of lines
>like "pdp_ieee1394: SGIdle failed." or "pdp_ieee1394: grabber
>initialization failed". If you run into this, I think the only way to fix
>it is to close pd and restart. It's not pretty, but from the commented-
>out code, it seems like there's some trouble with the implementation.
>It's most irritating when trying out all the nifty sample patches!
>Can the Gem/OSX folks offer any insight into this?
should be the case for pix_video, too, no?
some code of pix_video did not work also
because, in pdp, everything is excuted in a thread
( i guess it's the more likely reason ).

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