Help Path Was: Re: [PD] path for gem help file (simple-basic question)

B. Bogart ben at
Tue Mar 29 17:48:13 CEST 2005

Hey Johannes & Miller,

I was not aware of this change of policy in the help-files for 0.38+ How
does it fit into the documentation discussion we had on IRC? Are we
imagining libs like Gem could include all files (including help) in some
subdirectory of "extra" like:


And the examples and such all go in a subdirectory of there?

Anyhow I'm just feeling out how the current changes to 0.38 fit into the
doc discussion.


IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
> ciccolix wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have decided to leave all in the sources folders in these positions:
>> /home/sources/puredata/pd-0.38-4
>> /home/sources/puredata/Gem
>> Copying the content of the "help" folder of Gem in the "5.reference"
>> folder of PD the right-mouse-button on the gem object work fine.
> with pd>=0.37 you shouldn't do it like that.
> the help-files are searched (additionally, but with a higher priority)
> relatively to the place where the library was found.
> so if your Gem.pd_linux is actually
> /home/sources/puredata/Gem/Gem.pd_linux then the references will be
> searched in /home/sources/puredata/Gem/help-Gem/*.pd
> so you could just do a symbolic link from <...>/Gem/help to
> <...>/Gem/help-Gem/
> btw:
> "make install" should put the help-files into <pdpath>/extra/help-Gem
> because Gem likes to install its binary into <pdpath>/extra/
>> The question:
>> how I can hold in different position the help-files of gem from those
>> of pd?
> and you can always specify the help-path with the "-help-path"-flag (the
> only problem is, that Gem's reference patches explicitely have the
> "Gem/" in their name;
> so if you specify a help-path "path/to/helppatches", the actual patches
> should be in "path/to/helppatches/Gem/" (i think...)
> mfg.asd.r
> IOhannes
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