[PD] compiling a patch into au

alexandre matheson amatheso at alcor.concordia.ca
Sun Aug 14 06:34:40 CEST 2005


On Jeudi, août 11, 2005, at 05:38  pm, derek holzer wrote:

> alexandre matheson wrote:
>> I would like to turn it into an au is so I can pass some patches to 
>> non-pd using friends. Is there not ways to turn a patch into a .app 
>> by taking what it needs from pure data so that it can run standalone,
> If PD is free, what is preventing your friends from installing it to 
> run your patch?
> There have been a few threads about making a "projector", an 
> "executable" or a "stand alone" PD patch on the list before. Have a 
> search in the archives with these keywords to read all the details. 
> But the essence of the matter is this: projectors, stand-alones and 
> executables are usually tricks that commercial software companies use 
> to allow people to share things in a very limited way without giving 
> away free copies of the program. Since PD is free, this seems very 
> unneccessary. On top of that, making a closed PD patch feels like a 
> violation of the open spirit of the community. But maybe not everyone 
> else feels that way...
> Past suggestions have included bundling a PD installation in an 
> OS-specific folder for distribution with the patches, or at the most 
> extreme making a bootable Linux CD set up to run PD with the patch. 
> Both methods remain transparent, however. Then the construction of the 
> patch remains available to anyone who wants to see it.

all good points, Initially I was just looking for a simple way to pass 
a friend something they could pull up as a pluggin in logic. Making a 
.app is completely redundant for me.
Not to mention that it would be wrong to just grab pieces of pd without 
permission, no?

> best,
> d.
> -- 
> derek holzer ::: http://www.umatic.nl
> ---Oblique Strategy # 165:
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