[PD] [PD-announce] Pd-extended 0.41.4 released!

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Sun Jun 7 20:17:39 CEST 2009

Its done and available for download.  This release is focused on lots  
of usability enhancements and bug fixes.  There are some new features  
in the core and in the many included libraries.


Here's the rough changelog:

- fixed strict-aliasing build problems with cyclone, iemlib, bsaylor,  
and sigpack

- added/fixed "Next Window" menu item and key binding (Cmd-` on Mac OS  

- lots of usability fixes and improvements

- removed all external binaries from package, you can get them here:

- changed to GPL v3

- fixed paths that used the same image for Gem examples

- fixed paths to example images in Gem help

- libdirs now load properly when using [import]/[declare] to load a
libdir outside of the sys_libdir (i.e. extra) into the canvas-local

- single [output~] that works everywhere

- improved Max Text file (.pat) importing and exporting and added
the ability to handle .mxt files, and binary .mxb and .help files

- added cyclone "maxmode" libraries to cyclone. To use them,
load the cyclone, library, then create [maxmode/cyclone] or

- updated VBAP from 0.9.9 to 1.0.3

- fixed bug in VBAP that cause CPU spike

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

- (GNU/Linux) Free Desktop file associations and mime types for
Pd and Max/MSP files

- (GNU/Linux) fixed font size issue when using Tcl/Tk 8.5

- (GNU/Linux) fixed Help Browser when using Tcl/Tk 8.5

- (GNU/Linux) built against libv4l on Debian/testing,
Ubuntu/intrepid, Ubuntu/jaunty, and Fedora 9

- (Debian/Ubuntu) fixed /etc/init.d/pd script to be standards-compliant

- (Ubuntu) lpia builds for Ubuntu Netbook Remix

- (Mac OS X) reduced default audio buffers to 20ms

- (Mac OS X) fixed exit logic

- (Mac OS X) fixed issue with app builder. You can now create apps  
without replacing an existing one.

- (Mac OS X) upgraded to libquicktime 1.1.1 and ffmpeg 0.4.20071217

- (Windows) moocow/pdstring externals now included

- (Windows) increased default audio buffer for Window to 100ms since  
there are some really flaky audio cards in Windows land


Check http://puredata.info/dev/bugtracker before reporting bugs,
and if you find an existing bug report on the same issue, please
add your information there.

- Tcl/Tk 8.5 support is a bit rough, and IEM GUI fonts aren't quite  
right under 8.5

- 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

- (Mac OS X) Using Jack can cause extra CPU usage at idle

- (Windows) installer won't replace existing installs


You can't steal a gift. Bird gave the world his music, and if you can  
hear it, you can have it. - Dizzy Gillespie

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