[PD] UI developer volunteering to help - more suggestions

marius schebella marius.schebella at gmail.com
Thu May 15 17:10:59 CEST 2008

Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> I am thinking of creating 'startup.pd', which would be a pd patch  
> that is autmoatically loaded by Pd when it is started.  Then people  
> could configure their own settings in the form of a Pd patch, for  
> things that are more complicated than the preferences allow.

I am not sure, if this is really a good solution, it could conflict with 
the -open statement or patches that people already use on startup.
what you want to achieve is really more a settings issue, that has to be 
set once, but you don't want an annoying startup patch everytime.
I am thinking of other programs, where you want to set your own 
environment, and how that is handled.
some programs open up a default new canvas (word, blender...), some show 
up an "assistant" that asks you what you want to do (?...), but none 
opens up a document just for settings.
maybe your startup.pd should be a patch, called settings.pd and will 
open when you chose it from the menu - "workspace settings". but write 
to a settings file.
maybe people want different settings for different patches, then the 
individual settings should be loadable with a [patchsettings theme1] 
abstraction that you throw into your patch and the argument refers to a 
"pd style sheet".

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