[PD] PD and MacIntel

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Sat Oct 21 21:09:18 CEST 2006

On Oct 21, 2006, at 2:36 PM, Steffen wrote:

> On 21/10/2006, at 16.00, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>> On Oct 21, 2006, at 5:01 AM, Steffen wrote:
>>> I happen to have an Intel Mac and is very willing to 'run the  
>>> build'. How can i? What does it take? Where can i learn? (Sorry  
>>> 'bout the immature questions.)
>> Here's the HOWTO:
>> http://puredata.org/docs/developer/darwin
> Superb. I just read through it. It doesn't scare me off. But as i  
> haven't got Fink just now, i'll have to first find out if i'm gonna  
> use Fink or DarwinPorts. I suppose the later holds the needed deps  
> in it's repo too. If I deside to use DarwinPorts, and succeed, I  
> suppose I could add a section to the wiki on that.

I don't use DarwinPorts at all.  I recommend Fink for this since  
there are a number of scripts that rely on Fink that automate  
things.  But if you want to take all rewriting all that stuff for  
DarwinPorts, I won't stop you.

> On a side note: Is the intention of the MetaPkg project to make a  
> (joint) package manager or the like?

I don't know anything about that.

>> Post questions here and we'll see what needs doing.
> Brilliant. Just two things for starters:
> 1) The link to the 'checkout-developer-layout.sh' in the "Checking  
> out the code frfrom CVS" section seam dead. From the "How to  
> download from the SourceForge CVS" page it seams like it should  
> point to 'http://pure-data.cvs.sourceforge.net/pure-data/scripts/ 
> checkout-developer-layout.sh?rev=HEAD' instead.

Thanks, fixed.  That wasn't updated since SourceForge changed their  
domain anme setup. That page should be a wiki, but I haven't gotten  
around to converting it...  I did create a page for that content tho,  
if you feel inspired:


If you go with DarwinPorts, I'd say make a page called:


> 2) In the "Building" section it says, "For Pd-extended, you will  
> need to apply the required patches to Pd-core before compiling".  
> What in rough terms happens to the Pd-core (aka Millers version?)  
> when applying that patch?

Lots of things, some optional, some required for building Pd- 
extended.  Anything substantial has been submitted to the patch  
tracker, and many have already been included in Pd 0.40.  Check out  
packages/patches for the complete list.

>> First off, it would be good just to get a working build out there.
> Agreed, indeed.
>> If you can run a nightly build, that would be even better.
> I'll look into that, but i think irregular builds will be more  
> likely, as it's a laptop computer and not a server in my closet.

Ok, any build is better than no build.  But hopefully we can get a  
Mac/Intel auto-build machine going in the future.



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