[PD] Pd-0.40.3-extended-rc3 released

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Sun Jun 29 12:52:23 CEST 2008


This release candidate includes:

- some fixes for [hid] and mapping objectclasses.

- a striped down universal binary of Tcl/Tk on Mac OS X to the one  
cpu type

- included config in Info.plist for the Spotlight Importer

- other minor bug fixes


- next visual appearance designed for readability

- default locations for user-installed externals, helpfiles, etc.
  GNU/Linux:  /usr/local/lib/pd-externals and ~/pd-externals
  Mac OS X: /Library/Pd and ~/Library/Pd
  Windows: %ProgramFiles%/Common Files/Pd and %UserProfile%/ 
Application Data/Pd

- lots of standard key bindings added:
	Enter/Return for OK
	Escape for Cancel
	Ctrl/Cmd-W closes all windows
	on Mac OS X, Cmd-` cycles thru open windows
	on Mac OS X, Cmd-m minimizes windows
	Ctrl/Cmd-R raises/lowers Pd window
	Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-R shrinks/grows Pd window
	Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-L clears Pd window's text console
	Ctrl/Cmd-B opens the Help Browser

- you can now use "~" in all paths to mean home folder, and on  
Windows you can use environment variables, lie %UserProfile% in paths

- Cut/Copy/Paste now work directly into object and message boxes on  
all platforms

- fixed Cut/Copy/Paste for the Pd window's console

- [declare] and [import] now sorted out for loading (but much work  
needs to be done before there namespace support is complete)

- "File -> Save As" defaults to the Home folder (~/) on Mac OSX

- new patches default to the folder last saved in

- included pgp_opengl aka 3dp on GNU/Linux and Mac OS X

- 'hardware' and 'deprecated' removed from libraries loaded by default

- On Debian/Ubuntu, the packages now install into /usr rather than / 

- On Mac OS X, you can now build "standalone" applications from the  
File menu.

- bug fixes and clean up of [hid] and mapping externals


- check http://puredata.info/dev/bugtracker before reporting bugs

- Escape, Enter, and Ctrl/Cmd-W don't close the Path and Startup  

- pdp_opengl is alpha and will definitely crash Pd

- loading pdp_opengl will crash Pd if X11 is not open before trying  
to load it

- the GUI runs slower in some situations


If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of  
exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an  
idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps  
it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into  
the possession of everyone, and the receiver cannot dispossess  
himself of it.            - Thomas Jefferson

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