[PD] HID for PD on windows?

Olaf Matthes olaf.matthes at gmx.de
Thu Jul 19 21:26:12 CEST 2007

Thomas Jeppesen wrote:
> Well, as I understand it the HID-object is at present only working on 
> Linux and OSX due til difficulties in the windows API, but there is work 
> being done on making the HID available for Windows users as well, 
> there's even been some talk about this maybe being available in July 
> 2007 which is very interesting indeed. 

Depending on how broad we take the term "HID-object for Windows" there 
already was one in July 2004 or something.
We (HC & I) agreed on making separate versions of the new hidio object 
for the separate platforms first before figuring out how to merge them 
into one single external with some OS dependent files. If you say 
"please, please..." or something I might compile my current Max external 
for Pd so that you can give it a try. It's not really 100% like the new 
hidio will be but at least it includes the basic features and serves as 
a test bed. Since the current code is not the final hidio code it's not 
open source.

> Especially since it will also 
> open up for easy access to the wii-controller.

I can't comment on that, I have a Wii but a Windows box without bluetooth.


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