[PD] Mac OS X installer with library documentation

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Fri Mar 18 07:37:53 CET 2005

Yeah, that one is getting a bit old.  I am going to update it soon,  
whenever I find some time.  If I could actually get paid to do this  
stuff, that would save me from having to find a job!  Someday...

I do have a laundry list of updates, bugfixes, etc. so the next one  
should be better, naturally...


On Mar 15, 2005, at 9:02 PM, Burt wrote:

> Greetings list,
> First of all I want to thank Hans again for the great work he has done  
> with providing an easy-to-install Pure Data extended application for  
> OS X.  However, I was having a few problems with his latest installer  
> (Pd-0.38-0test4HCS1.dmg).
> 1.  Running OS X 10.3.8, I couldn't get zexy, Gem, pmpd, or vasp to  
> load via the Preferences>Startup menu.  In fact, it crashed when I  
> tried to load them that way, and I wound up having to write a Launcher  
> script.  (That was my solution at the time).
> 2.  Some of the documentation (especially pdp or pddp) would crash PD  
> in OS X because I haven't gotten them to run correctly.
> 3.  Not all of the documentation for the extra libraries is easy to  
> use for most users.
> So, I took Miller Puckette's distribution and copied the extra  
> libraries from Hans' version and placed them in a directory structure  
> that made sense to me.  Then I edited the Pd.tk script to add an extra  
> menu for Gem and some submenus in the Help menu for the extra  
> libraries.  This was somewhat difficult for me, because I have rather  
> limited experience as a programmer/scripter.
> I have placed my new Pd 0.38.3 OS X application on the web.  I would  
> appreciate any feedback anyone has, especially about my changes to the  
> Pd.tk script in bin.  I have documented all my changes so they should  
> be easy to find.  If anything I have done goes against normal PD  
> programming protocol or structuring, definitely let me know.
> Samuel Burt
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