[PD] Meaning of -noprefs

simon wise simonxwise at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 5 04:55:29 CET 2007

On 1 Dec 2007, at 10:11 PM, Peter Plessas wrote:

> i thought that the -noprefs flag also disables loading of the .pdrc  
> file
>   on linux, but it does not. Is this intentional on 0.40-2?

Since the preference dialogues were added they have always been  
treated as quite separate from the older .pdrc system - IMHO this  
split remains useful as it is possible to either ignore the older  
system (just delete any .pdrc files) or use it instead (delete the  
settings files instead) or use both in parallel to help manage your  
settings in different ways for different circumstances (eg using  
the .pdrc to set up machine specific things like which soundcard to  
use while selecting libraries and startup patches with the  
preferences). The newer preference system is getting some very useful  
features - especially the embedded option! - and when the dialogue  
box eventually gets more than 10 slots I will use the .pdrc system  
less often.


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