[PD] directory layout for pd-extended on OS X

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Sat Nov 17 21:27:04 CET 2007

On Nov 17, 2007, at 2:49 PM, Andrew Brouse wrote:

> On Sat, 17 Nov 2007, pd-list-request at iem.at wrote:
>> Actually, that reminds me, I would like to have the Pd-extended
>> package use a directory for people to install their own externals.
>> On Mac OS X, it's /Library/Pd following those conventions.  I am
>> thinking that /usr/local/lib/pd/ should be the user-installed stuff,
>> with everything going in there (i.e. help patches, binaries, and .pd
>> files).  Then the .deb should install into /usr/lib.  This means it
>> would conflict with the 'puredata' package that's included in Debian,
>> but it's the "proper" way to do it.
>> .hc
> If you wanted to truly follow the OS X directory layout, externals and
> such installed by the Application should be in:
> /Library/Applcation Support/Pd
> while user-installed externals etc. would go in:
> ~/Library/Applcation Support/Pd

Currently, Pd doesn't handle filenames with spaces well, hence / 


> Which would allow different users on the same system to have different
> configurations.
> BTW, extended is looking really nice on Leopard, no crashing here. :)
> Thanks for the hard work.
> Andrew
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