[PD] multiple instances of pd on os-x

Steffen Juul stffn at dibidut.dk
Mon Jan 28 12:42:03 CET 2008

On 28/01/2008, at 11.40, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:

> Steffen Juul wrote:
>> On 28/01/2008, at 10.45, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
>>> is there a way to open 2 instances of Pd (0.41) on os-x?
>> Yes, if you run the executable from a CLI, fx. Terminal(.app).
> so i have to directly run the executable and _not_ the application.
> e.g. "% open /Users/me/Desktop/Pd-0.41" will NOT work
> but, this will work:
> "% /Users/me/Desktop/Pd-0.41/Contents/MacOS/Pd" as well as
> "% /Users/me/Desktop/Pd-0.41/Contents/Ressources/bin/pd"
> correct?

Well... it's kind of weird. And I'm no Mac expert. But to try to  
answer the question...

Yes. Running "% open /Applications/Pd-0.41-0" wont work. It will not  
open Pd at all.
Yes. Running "% open /Applications/Pd-0.41-0.app" twice wont start  
two instances of Pd.
No. Running "% /Applications/Pd-0.41-0.app/Contents/MacOS/Pd" wont  
work. It starts the GUI but doesn't so called 'work right'.
Yes. Running % /Applications/Pd-0.41-0.app/Contents/Ressources/bin/ 
pd" twice will start two instances of Pd.
No. Those two are not equivalent.

What i've done is, that i've made an alias i .profile that points to  
"/Applications/Pd-0.41-0.app/Contents/Resources/bin/pd". It respects  
some of the startup flags, but sadly not "-open file.pd".

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