[PD] standalone app

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Wed Feb 9 03:13:15 CET 2005

On Feb 4, 2005, at 10:46 AM, Michal Seta wrote:

> Rory Walsh <rorytheroar at yahoo.com> writes:
>> I hear people talk of a standalone MAX patches all the
>> time, but am I right in thinking that this is not
>> standalone(in the true sense of the word) but merely a
>> patch that's bundled together with a player?
> Actually, all patches and used externs are bundled into the executable
> application. So, if your patch does not require any external graphics
> or sound files, you'd be able to distribute one executable 'player'
> that does not require a user to install anything else Max related.
> It acts as a stand-alone Mac application.
> Also, such app would run more efficiently than the same patch within
> the Max environment.
> N.B. This was definitely true for pre-MacOSX, I assume it has not
> changed considerably.

It would be quite easy to make a standalone app using the Mac OS X  
Pd.app.  Just edit it to automatically start up the Pd patch in  
question, and include the Pd patch in the path, say doc/5.reference,  
for example.  You could rename the Pd.app as well, IIRC.


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