[PD] new to the list + ideas

Johannes M Zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Mon Nov 22 12:03:38 CET 2004

� wrote:
> On Sat, 20 Nov 2004, Yves Degoyon wrote:
> It can be delivered with externals. The question is which ones.
> I am open for suggestions, but it only makes sense to include those
> that are really necessary.
>>also, can we know which objects
>>are already there?
> Yes, we still have to write docs. There are actually several things that
> can not be done with the plugin, like reading from the filesystem etc.
> This is a serious limitation and we are thinking of including some
> streaming objects instead.

but it is far more secure to not allow filesystem acess.

> Another limitation is that you can only make one patch (no abstractions
> etc.). We thought about defining some sort of Pd-bundle format in order
> to get rid of that limitation. In this case we would create a virtual
> folder inside the plugin and the plugin would work more or less like
> a standard Pd (without  externals still).

why not merge good ideas ?
i think that the way the iARS-plugin handles this is quite ok: 
abstractions and needed externals are kept zipped on the server and are 
downloaded with the MAIN patch.

so you don't have to bundle pdp/Gem or whatever with the main plugin but 
with the application (patch)


> Well, lot of things left to do.
> And then, a gem or pdp plugin on top of this would be cool, but thats
> another story :)

but why ?


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