[PD] Pd 0.37.4 app test release for MacOS X

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Fri Aug 20 07:48:03 CEST 2004

On Aug 17, 2004, at 11:13 AM, David Casal wrote:

> Hi
>>> Just one question: is it normal (I mean do you know of this  
>>> behaviour as a bug) that on launching pd.app, the tcl/tk window  
>>> traces mouse movement wrong? As in, the mouse pointer is  
>>> approximately 100px away from its actual effect; so, if you try to  
>>> select an object, you find yourself selecting something about 100px  
>>> below and to the right of where the pointer is.
>> That is a bug I have run into a lot, I am not sure of the source.   
>> But for me, I can get rid of it by restarting Pd.  Some patches seem  
>> more prone to having that problem than others.  Its an intermittent  
>> problem so its hard to track down, so any info you can gather on what  
>> triggers it or fixes it would be most helpful.
> Yes, I did find restarting helps, but I can't trace where the problem  
> might be.
> However, it does look like it happens mostly if one starts PD, the  
> opens a new blank patch. If you open an existing patch right after  
> starting PD, it seems to drop the buggy mouse behaviour.

The real coup would be to make a patch that triggers this bug  
everytime.  Its one of my all time greatest annoyances when using Pd.   
I'd love to see it fixed, but I haven't been able to figure out what  
triggers it.



"[W]e have invented the technology to eliminate scarcity, but we are  
deliberately throwing it away
to benefit those who profit from scarcity."
							-John Gilmore

More information about the Pd-list mailing list