[PD] externs

Chuckk Hubbard badmuthahubbard at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 19:51:17 CEST 2005

Thanks, I'll take a look in the registry.
 Any idea why it would stop allowing me to open the Startup and Path GUI's? 
I rebooted a bunch of times. The "message" GUI still comes up.
For now, I read through the documentation and realized I could include flags 
in the Windows shortcut properties, so it's functional. Gem is great!!
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Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2005 09:14:54 +0200
From: Piotr Majdak <piotr at majdak.com>
Subject: Re: [PD] externs
Cc: Pure Data List <pd-list at iem.at>
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Hi Chuckk,

Chuckk Hubbard wrote:

> I'm on WinXP, with Pd 0.38.3. There's a GUI for startup binaries and
> flags... One odd thing about it is that deleting something from any of
> these fields, and hitting the Apply and Save Settings buttons over and
> over has no effect: the commands that didn't work are reinserted when I
> restart Pd. I can deal with that...

This is a bug of the 0.38, use 0.39 or manually edit the entries in
Windows' registry.

> So, if I have gem.dll and zexy.dll in particular locations, shouldn't I
> be able to paste the entire paths to them in quotes into the "binaries
> to load on startup", and it will find them? I also put in the -path and
> -lib flags suggested in the readmes.

Make sure you use the correct name - pd is case sensitive. Maybe you
want to try a startup command like:


This works for me.

> Also, in reference to .pdrc, what is the syntax for it? Should I just
> type a bunch of flags into a text editor and save as .pdrc?

I'm not really sure, but I think .pdrc is for OSX only. On Windows all
settings are saved in the registry.

Piotr Majdak
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