[Pd] active and tot not right in pd-extended

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Thu Sep 14 16:31:43 CEST 2006

On Sep 13, 2006, at 5:00 PM, David Powers wrote:

> Is there documentation, of how to manually change the registry, and
> what the settings do?

All of the config settings are the same as the other platforms, they  
are just stored in the registry instead of a file.

> Those of us who are attempting to use both Miller's PD, and extended,
> have found we must manually edit the registry. It's a little bit of a
> problem, since I'm not 100% sure what I should change...
> I am a little bit against using the registry, for the above reason:
> Those of us who are running more than one install of PD, are ending up
> with registry entries that apply either to one, or the other.
> Some kind of "config" or ".ini" or whatever file, would make it far
> easier to change options for one install, without messing up the
> other.

Even better would be to ignore how the data is stored, since that  
works fine regardless of anyone's feelings for the registry.   
Instead, improve the Preference Panes so that you don't have to  
manually edit the configs.  Then everyone on all platforms will benefit.


> ~David
> On 9/13/06, Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at eds.org> wrote:
>> On Sep 4, 2006, at 2:58 AM, Frank Barknecht wrote:
>> > Hallo,
>> > carmen hat gesagt: // carmen wrote:
>> >
>> >> i added a patch to the tracker a while back for pd.ini support on
>> >> windows. easier than a batch file since its the same format  
>> as .pdrc
>> >> on 'n[iu]x, and obviously easier than using an installer to add
>> >> something to the registry.
>> >
>> > I like that. The only Windows machines I have access to are at work
>> > and there I'm not enabled to touch the registry anyways. Also I  
>> don't
>> > know many Windows users who are comfortable with the registry. I  
>> don't
>> > know many people at all who know their way around the registry.
>> Like it or not (I don't), the registry is the Windows-native way of
>> managing settings.  I think we should try to be as native as possible
>> on each platform, so on Windows that means using the registry.  For
>> what Pd uses the registry for, its really not that scary, and its
>> pretty straightforward to manage.
>> .hc
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