[PD] mapping: path setting hell

cyrille henry cyrille.henry at la-kitchen.fr
Wed Apr 8 11:35:44 CEST 2009

Frank Barknecht a écrit :
> Hallo,
> Hans-Christoph Steiner hat gesagt: // Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>> Yes, there is some absurdity to this conversation.  I guess Frank and I 
>> have been doing this for so long, its just part of a game we play ;-)
>> Anyway, I could give the instructions in one step:
>> 1. use Pd-extended ;-)
> But that's exactly what I mean: "mapping" IMO has become promotion material for
> pd-extended, but increasingly hard to use for users of newer Pd versions or
> alternative distributions.
specially since it's mainly abstraction, i don't understand why we need to install it.
i think for this specific lib, any dependency of object outside it's directory can be seen as a bug.


>> I don't think many newbies really want to get into the nitty-gritty of  
>> hand-built Pd installs, but this conversation did make me smooth out the 
>> installation process.  Before, the 10 steps were for creating a library 
>> from scratch.  I think its pretty simple considering.  Now, the libraries 
>> are pre-built in SVN, so you only need to:
>> 1. cd /path/to/your/extra (or wherever you want to install stuff)
>> 2. svn co http://pure-data.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/pure-data/trunk/externals/mapping
>> 3. svn co http://pure-data.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/pure-data/trunk/abstractions/purepd
>> 4. pd -lib libdir -lib purepd -lib mapping
> You cheat a bit here: "svn co whereverlibdiris; make libdir", and I don't know,
> if help-files in mapping work then - with just your sets they won't. And you
> still have the requirement of putting the directories mapping and purepd into a
> directory in the pd path like "extra", so it's still four paths to set, just
> like I wrote in my first mail.
> Ciao

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