[PD] Installing Extended on Ubuntu/Debian [WAS: Re: [PD-announce] Proof Me! PD FLOSS Manual]

Derek Holzer derek at umatic.nl
Tue Jun 24 12:08:57 CEST 2008

Hey IOhannes,

last night I already changed the InstallingOSX page to be like the 
others, however I'm having trouble getting it "published". In the next 
day or so it should get sorted out, and then it will be very clear that 
the focus is Pd-Extended for all platforms.


IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
> Derek Holzer wrote:
>> Hi IOhannes,
>> just getting back around to these edits..
>> IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
>>> Installing:
>>> i find it highly confusing that  the "Installing Pure Data on Debian" 
>>> (and ubuntu) does not mention in a single word that you could just 
>>> run "aptitude install puredata"
>> Does this install PD Extended? 
> no it installs vanilla Pd.
>> The manual is aimed at Extended rather 
> this is news to me, as i nowhere found a reference to that.
> the "InstallingOSX" sections explicitely tells you how to install 
> pd-vanilla, and only later goes for Pd-extended. it doesn't tell the 
> user anywhere that they are expected to use Pd-extended if they want to 
> follow the tutorials.
> all other installation-instructions seem to imply Pd-extended, but 
> nowhere say so.
> instead they refer to millers homepage (where you would get pd-vanilla), 
> and refer to version-used-for-this-installation "0.39-3" which might 
> have substantial differences between Pd and PdX.
> at the very least i would suggest:
> - use "0.39-3-extended" as the version string
> - clarify for OSX users that they should actually install Pd-extended.
> (on my wishlist would be to make the os-x install instructions to be of 
> the same quality as for the other OSs)
> oh...i just saw that someone already (derek?) already submitted an 
> "standardized" version of InstallingOSX, but it is not visible yet to 
> the public. probably it is still "pending"?
> fmgas
> IOhannes

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