[PD] GUI as external program

Mathieu Bouchard matju at sympatico.ca
Mon Jul 5 21:51:27 CEST 2004

On Mon, 5 Jul 2004, lee wrote:

> Has anyone on this list seen or created a graphical interface that sends 
> messages to PD using an external GUI toolkit? While the TCL/TK style is 
> functional, it's not exactly "modern" as far as GUIs come.

Please elaborate on what "modern" means to you. Identify things for which
Tcl/Tk is inappropriate. Then elaborate on how C++/WxWindows does it
better. Then list what you think C++/WxWindows's drawbacks/caveats might

> http://wxwindows.sourceforge.net/ 
> http://wxwindows.sourceforge.net/screen03.htm
> I have no practical experience with this kind of programming, but I 
> think using PD for only DSP and writing the C++ GUI code to pass 

Suggestions for the rewriting of a new Pd GUI are a dime a dozen; but a
suggestion backed with real code seems to happen only once every few

Mathieu Bouchard                       http://artengine.ca/matju

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