[PD] Re: Mac OS X installer with library documentation

Paris Treantafeles paris at parisgraphics.com
Fri Mar 25 00:34:23 CET 2005


I just got around to installing this and was wondering if it only runs 
on 10.3?
I am using OS X v 10.2.8 and can run previous pd mac version pd-0.38-2 
but when i try to run this one nothing happens at all.


On Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at 01:39  PM, Burt wrote:

> Greetings again,
> I have posted a new version of an installer for OS X.
> http://pcm.peabody.jhu.edu/~sburt/pd/installing_pd_os_x.html
> Rob Lycett requested that I add the comport library and its 
> documentation, so I did.  I was also frustrated by tcl/tk handling of 
> submenus within submenus.  If anyone knows how to do this, please let 
> me know.  So, I placed the 7.stuff subdirectories directly into the 
> Help menu which is not elegant and only temporary.  I also added a 
> zexy submenu to Help (which I had previously forgotten).  So, now 
> there should be easy to find documentation on basic PD objects, the 
> libraries Gem, vasp, pmpd, Han's hid, and Zexy, plus everything inside 
> the stuff folder including (now) comport.
> I feel that a better way to organize the Help menu (with my segregated 
> library approach) would be to do it with submenus for PD and major 
> libraries and an extra folder for smaller things:
> PD Documentation/
>     HTML manual/
>     control examples/
>     audio examples/
>     fft examples/
> Gem/
> pmpd/
> vasp/
> zexy/
> extras/
>     hid/
>     comport/
>     stuff/
>        audio playpen/
>        data-structures/
>        soundfile-tools/
>        synth/
>        tools/
> Unfortunately, this would require a restructuring of PD documentation 
> as it is now, and I would have to understand how to create submenus in 
> submenus in tcl/tk.  Can anyone do this?  What would be really cool 
> would be to adjust the Pd script so that Help documentation of a 
> particular library does not appear until the library is loaded.  That 
> way, we avoid users opening help patches and getting messages about 
> objects not existing (or worse yet, PD crashing).
> Samuel Burt
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