[PD] stand alone applications

Derek Holzer derek at umatic.nl
Thu May 31 14:11:20 CEST 2007

He actually asked if it could be done without installing PD. So 
technically, no it's not possible, since the PD executables would need 
to be distributed with the patch. On top of that, a pdsettings or pdrc 
file would need to be sent (and installed properly) to use any externals 
or other path-oriented stuff, if I understand how that's being done 
these days.

The discussion in the archives (at least my part of it) was all about 
how this standalone business is a relic of commercial software thinking. 
Let's agree to both be correct ;-)


Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Hallo,
> Derek Holzer hat gesagt: // Derek Holzer wrote:
>> This has been discussed here quite a bit before. Short answer: no. 
> Though I must say: "Short answer: Yes." Just make a zip with all your
> patches and the Pd executable files for your friend's OS and send it
> to him. Contrary to Max/MSP, Pd is free so there's no urgent need for
> a special "free" runtime version of Pd: Pd *is* the runtime, and you
> can just distribute Pd as you like.
> Ciao

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