[PD] [GEM-dev] GEM: something wrong with help patches location

marius schebella marius.schebella at gmail.com
Thu May 1 23:01:45 CEST 2008

hi matteo,
the help patches for gem usually go into doc/5.reference/Gem (the 
capital letter G makes no difference on Windows). but there is no rule 
about this, and since the subdirectories of 5.reference are *not* 
searched by default, you can also put them directly into 
doc/5.reference. otherwise you have to add the path in your settings, 
which for vanilla is probably not set by default.
good luck,

Matteo Sisti Sette wrote:
> Hi,
> I've just installed the latest 0.91 beta GEM version for windows, using the 
> .bat installer that comes in the package, which copies all help and 
> documentation files where (supposedly) needed.
> I installed it over a pd-vanilla 0.41-2.
> In the installer patch I edited the following lines:
>     REM where does PD reside ??
>     set PDPATH="%PROGRAMFILES%\pd 0.41-2"
>     REM which pd-version do we have ?
>     set PDVERSION=0.41
> If I create an [alpha] or [color] or [gemwin], [gemhead], [pix_texture], 
> [rectangle] or ALMOST any objects, and then right-click on them and select 
> "help", I get the message:
>    sorry, couldn't find help patch for "alpha.pd"
> But I do can get the help patch for [pix_film] and [pix_movie] !!!! (they 
> seem to be the only 2 objects whose help I can open, among the ones I have 
> tried).
> What am I doing wrong?
> I now see that all the help patches have been copied to 
> %PDPATH%/extra/help-Gem
> I have also tried by manually copying them also into 
> %PDPATH%/doc/5.reference/gem
> but it doesn't work either.
> Where should I put the help patches???
> On another machine where I installed an older version of GEM it used to 
> work...... 
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