[PD] [declare] trouble

Steffen Juul stffn at dibidut.dk
Wed Nov 7 18:20:40 CET 2007

On 07/11/2007, at 10.26, Frank Barknecht wrote:

> Hallo,
> robbert van hulzen hat gesagt: // robbert van hulzen wrote:
>> just downloaded last night's autobuild--looks very nice! i  
>> understand the
>> wish for flexible colours etc, but hc, thanks a lot for the work!
>> there is something however that i don't understand: why is it that  
>> pd-ext
>> doesn't load all the libs it comes with? the .plist it comes with  
>> contains
>> 10 entries for loadlib, while in my tweaked prefs file for an earlier
>> version, there are 36.
> Hm, not knowing my way around OS-X-Pd, but: This sound bad.

This is just the same as else where. The prefs panel currently only  
shows 10 items.

> Isn't it
> possible on OS-X to tweak a preference file once and for all and use
> it with each new Pd version like the ~/.pdrc and ~/.pdsettings files
> are kept on Linux? Or asked in a different way: how do you make a new
> pd-extended use a personal plist?

That is done by having a preference file (called  
org.puredata.pd.plist) in ~/Library/Preferences. To quote Hans [1]:


This one comes with Pd-extended and sets the default preferences.  If  
someone creates, ~/Library/Preferences/org.puredata.pd.list, this one  
will be ignored.


If this file is present inside of the Pd-extended.app, then that Pd- 
extended.app will use those preferences, and ignore any other, always."

This is how it works in the Pd-extended-0.39.2 release and is  
intended, as i see it.

That said there might be issues whit this exact feature in the  
nightly builds, which relates - directly i think- to what Robbert  
experience. See [2] aka bug report #1826701.

[1] <http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php? 

[2] <http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php? 

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