[PD] UI developer volunteering to help

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Fri May 9 01:12:12 CEST 2008

On May 8, 2008, at 9:18 PM, Steffen Juul wrote:

> On 03/05/2008, at 20.06, David Golightly wrote:
>> So, I'm interested in starting with fixing some of the messy  
>> dialogs, then working toward getting a mouse-less edit mode.
> That sounds great. I especially like your focus on editing objects  
> prefs.
> For the path/lib pref panel, the attached is what i got at when i  
> stalled.
> - It's super messy and only trying to sketch an idea on how to  
> actually do it while learning tcl/tk and getting into Pd src. This  
> sketching need no edits to Pd source code but tries to black-box  
> test first. Depending on the actual implementation one might need  
> to patch s_path.c, hence recompile Pd to do a full test (as opposed  
> to just swap main.tk). IOhannes recently got a patch for adding  
> more path/libs into Vanilla that gives more then 10 variables to  
> work with in the Tcl side of Pd. A better fix would be to use  
> another format (not assumed in my test) then pd_path0,  
> pd_path1, ..., pd_pathN - like a 'pd_path' array.

This test looks like a great start.  If it could have in-place  
editing and the ability to change the order, it would be perfect!

The path/startup stuff should already be in place for this to plug  
into, thanks to IOhannes' patch.



"It is convenient to imagine a power beyond us because that means we  
don't have to examine our own lives.", from "The Idols of  
Environmentalism", by Curtis White

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