[PD] compiling a patch into au
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
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