[PD] gui development (was puredata evolution)

Georg Holzmann grhPD at gmx.at
Tue May 29 11:38:07 CEST 2007


> features that pd neither uses nor needs to use. It would be dead-easy to 
> re-implement the current GUI in C or C++ using a cross-platform low-level 
> graphics library, which would not only give us enormous visualisation 
> capability, but I think is necessary to support any more advanced GUI 
> Indeed this is a project I'd like to take on, but I can't penetrate the GUI 
> code, can't figure out where anything hooks in to anything. Anyone care to 
> give me some pointers?

Well, this idea of reimplementing pd's gui came up now quite some times 
... and there were already some trials (in qt, karma, desiredata ...).

I think the problem is that one would have to communicate with Miller 
_before_ starting to do that, if he could think of integrating this into 
pd ...
And I don't think that this is such a small project or would be so easy 
... ;)

However, I think that problem is that nobody knows, what Miller wants 
here. He said at the pd-convention 2004 that tcl/tk was/is only a 
temporal solution ...


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