[PD] PD and MacIntel

james tittle tigital at mac.com
Sun Oct 22 17:36:38 CEST 2006

hey all,

On Oct 21, 2006, at 8:32 PM, Kilian Koepsell wrote:
> i just wanted to share some experience i made trying to compile pd  
> on mac intel:
> - pd wouldn't compile using TclTkAqua-8.4.10.dmg. only after i un- 
> installed the package i was able to compile pd.

...or, "i could only drink the beer after opening the bottle" ;-)

> - the result was a binary that would start but was useless -- it  
> wouldn't open any new window.

...this is because TclTkAqua-8.4.10.dmg is only for ppc, and not  
"universal", so pd would start, but then likely had problems with tk  
and rosetta trying to put up the gui...

> - miller puckette's version 0.40 compiles and runs on my computer.

...this is because your computer has an x86 compiled Tcl/Tk...

...I still haven't gotten an intel mac, but I'm seeing alot of people  
"barking up the wrong tree" when trying to wedge pd and such from ppc  
to x86 on the mac...newer versions of tcl/tk haven't been widely  
distributed:  the only place producing x86 distros of tcl/tk that I  
currently know of is http://www.activestate.com , but they aren't  
producing universal binaries or embedded versions, meaning we're  
gonna have to do more work to get the pd-extended thing working (of  


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