[PD] In-file attachments (was Re: [PD-ot] attachments in thunderbird)

Kyle Klipowicz kyleklip at gmail.com
Tue May 22 06:11:17 CEST 2007

Hi Steffen~

I'm bringing this back on-list because I think it concerns a relevant topic.

Sometimes people send their patches as inline text so that it can be
copied and pasted into a text editor from the archives. Maybe this is
what you mean? (I'm not sure about the Thunderbird thing.) I think
though (correct me if I'm wrong) that the archives now support zip,
tar and pd files too.

Honestly, I'd appreciate it if everyone would just send their files as
*.pd or *.zip or *.tar.gz bundles. This is because I never know what
to name these things (usually something cruddy that makes sure that I
never look at it past the first sending).

In fact, I really have seen a lot of great Pd files distributed as
*.pd files or *.zip archives, that include help files too. This should
be STRONGLY encouraged as the DE FACTO Pd sharing method. It makes
referring to the patches so much easier, and using a help file keeps
the abstraction being demonstrated in a very modular form, ready to be
plopped into any of a users own creations without much work.

Just my opinion, of course.


On 5/10/07, Steffen <stffn at dibidut.dk> wrote:
> Do you folks have "problems" with receiving attachments sent via a
> thunderbird-like client? I keep getting Pd-patches as inline text
> rather then attachments (only, it seams) when it's sent from a
> thunderbird like client - thats why i wonder.
> After looking a tad more into it, it shows that the webmail client
> that is provided by my mail host does recognize the attachments, but
> my regular mail client don't. So.. it might be my client that isn't
> "sharp". I still wonder since it works as expected (ie pd patches are
> not inline in mails) when sent from other mail clients.
> Best, Steffen
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