[PD] installatation path of help-files

Roman Haefeli reduzierer at yahoo.de
Tue Apr 15 12:53:44 CEST 2008

On Tue, 2008-04-15 at 11:46 +0200, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
> Roman Haefeli wrote:
> > 
> > i cannot speak for hans, of course, but personally i do also install all
> > help-files into 5.reference/<library>/, so that they are visible and
> > accessible by pd's help-browser. it seemed to me an easy way to check,
> > what classes are delivered by a certain library.
> i think the help-browser is a very weak excuse.
> i totally agree, that one should group all the help-patches belonging to 
> a library together.
> i don't agree that the binaries and the help-patches should be kept in 
> different places.
> this can be done with plain Pd: it will automatically search the 
> help-patches for objects coming from a library next to the binary.
> so if you have a Gem.pd_linux in extra/Gem/, then Pd will search for the 
> help-patch of Gem's [pix_kaleidoscope] ("pix_kaleidoscope-help.pd") in 
> extra/Gem/
> the entire library can thus be distributed in one directory which you 
> just drop into extra/, which is think is a very strong point.

yeah, a simple 'cp <library> /pd/installation/extra'-install would be
awesome, indeed. 

> the only remaining thing is the help-browser. it should probably be 
> fixed to also offer the possibility to search extra/ and everybody would 
> be happy.

yo, sounds very reasonable in my ears. so far, that is the best
solution, i can think of.


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