[PD] flatspace externals in ext39.2

simon wise simonxwise at hotmail.com
Thu May 3 07:18:28 CEST 2007

On 3 May 2007, at 2:19 PM, simon wise wrote:

> I'd also love to see a .pdrc, (or a for example a 'local.plist')

there is an interesting choice here too

1/ use a local preference file if it exists (instead of the users  
one), and the preference dialogue panel modifies that rather than the  
users general one

2/ use a .pdrc which is read before the normal preference file, so  
the users preference file could override settings done in the .pdrc  
(since the .pdrc wouldn't be read by the preference dialogue it  
wouldn't be changed if the preferences changed).

This could be quite useful in the Extended version to put in all the  
included libraries (and prevent a lot of angst and questions to this  
list!) especially if a 'use local pdrc' button was added to the  
preference dialogue to turn this feature off if it wasn't wanted or  
needed by the user.

3/ a more complete solution, but much more work, would be to allow  
both local and user-wide preference files to work together, with some  
way of choosing when opening the preference dialogue, or when saving  
settings, if changes should be local or global.

I prefer option 2


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