[PD] Re: how do i interact with pd without gui?

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Fri Mar 26 18:16:39 CET 2004

Write an object for the Windows event system.

I started working with DirectX, shuddered, then happily whipped out the 
Linux objects.  The Linux event system was cleanly laid out and easy to 
deal with.  DirectX was, well, not.  So I don't have any plans on 
working with DirectX unless paid good money to do so.  I do have plans 
to write objects like [linuxevent] for MacOS X, but that probably 
doesn't help you.  Also, a libSDL object wouldn't be too hard and it'd 
run on Windows.  I started working on that but never finished it.


On Friday, Mar 26, 2004, at 10:44 America/New_York, matthew jones wrote:

> hans, is there ANY way you can think of to get similar behaviour to
> [linuxevent] on windows?
> would it even be possible?
> a friend is using a USB switch interface with pd, and wants to use a 
> version
> of my patch that uses a -nogui option (flash gui instead)......
> any help would be greatly appreciated!
> kind regards,
> Matt
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Hans-Christoph Steiner" <hans at eds.org>
> To: "Tim Blechmann" <TimBlechmann at gmx.net>
> Cc: <pd-list at iem.at>
> Sent: Friday, March 26, 2004 3:34 PM
> Subject: Re: [PD] how do i interact with pd without gui?
>> On Friday, Mar 26, 2004, at 06:58 America/New_York, Tim Blechmann 
>> wrote:
>>>> Hallo,
>>>> Tim Blechmann hat gesagt: // Tim Blechmann wrote:
>>>>>> but you can use some keys of the ascii keyboard for "play",
>>>>>> "stop","rec", etc, and print messages in the shell if you need to
>>>>>> (simply with the [print] object)
>>>>> that was my first thought, but if you press a key on the console,
>>>>> it's not grabbed by pd ... i actually don't know why, but it's
>>>>> possible, that pd's keyboard access is through the gui ...
>>>> If you're on Linux you can use Hans' linuxevent objects which read
>>>> globally.
>>> do i? i only have my mouse listed in /dev/input, but not the
>>> keyboard...
>> [linuxevent] supports any device that the Linux event system does.  
>> The
>> Linux event mostly supports USB devices, so AFAIK PS/2 mice don't 
>> work,
>> for example.  So maybe only USB keyboards work with this, but I'd like
>> to be wrong about this.
>> You might need to load a kernel module like evdev, or usbkeyb or
>> something like that.
>> .hc
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