[PD] [-SPAM-] changing the look of Pd to be more readable

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Sun Nov 4 00:58:16 CET 2007

On Nov 3, 2007, at 7:28 PM, Jamie Bullock wrote:

> On Sat, 2007-11-03 at 14:24 -0400, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>> I think there is a lot that could be done to the look and feel of Pd
>> that would make it much more efficient and usable.  I think it is
>> crucial to avoid flashiness, one of Pd's strengths is its lack of
>> flashiness (no segmented patch cords! ;)  But small things can make a
>> big difference.
> I really like some of these ideas, and I do agree that a few subtle
> visual nuances would bring Pd's UI into the 21st century! I always
> thought that om/ingen (http://wiki.drobilla.net/Ingen) had a a really
> nice UI - just the right combination of minimalist simplicity and
> graphical niceness (anti-aliased splines!). Maybe we can steal some
> ideas from that.
> Can I put a vote in for _not_ putting arrows on the end of patch  
> chords.
> This is one of the features of Desire Data that I really don't like
> since it adds no additional information to the patch (it isn't  
> possible
> to connect from inlets to outlets), and it adds visual noise.
> Jamie
> -- 
> www.postlude.co.uk

I'm going to try to get a version of this into the Pd-extended auto- 
build for tonight:


I'll made the colors settable in the pd.tk so people can make it look  
the "old way" without too much trouble.  Perhaps it could be a  
command line flag, something like: -orthodox  ;)



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