[PD] UI developer volunteering to help - more suggestions
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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