[PD] puredatabase

marius schebella marius.schebella at gmail.com
Wed Feb 14 17:40:25 CET 2007

I think the xml should only be the way to store the information. but to 
write the documentation I would separate between "printed" or online 
documentation, tutorials (that's another chapter...), and patces.
in the printed version I want to add sketches (aka pictures) for example 
to demonstrate the "view" properties of the [gemwin] which is not so 
easy to explain in text. (or have a gem patch rendering???)

Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> On Feb 8, 2007, at 10:05 AM, marius schebella wrote:
>> Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>>>> I thought we (the potential users of the database) in this phase 
>>>> could brainstorm and discuss ideas on how we would like it.
>>> I think this should be generated from the meta data in the help 
>>> files.  For PDDP, we plan on using the help files as the central 
>>> location for meta data.
>> I would rather have content (in xml style) and layout (webformat, pdf 
>> format,...) separated
>> <object>
>>   <objectname>coolobject</objectname>
>>   <library>core</library>
>>   <description>blablablab</description>
>>   <tags>audio,streaming,web,keywords<tags-family>
>>   <help-patch>
>>    a pd patch...
>>   </help-patch>
>> </object>
>> (...and many many more).
>> parsing this meta data into the pd patches is probably easier. and 
>> editing the metadata outside, too. (using copy, paste, replace)
>> m.
> But since we are working with Pd, it makes sense to have this data in Pd 
> rather than some other format.  Then you don't need to learn something 
> new, like XML, to contribute.  It would be quite straightforward to 
> parse the [pd META] info and generate XML from that, if you want XML.
> .hc
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