[PD] Revising Help Files

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Tue Jun 23 23:25:42 CEST 2009

On Jun 22, 2009, at 8:56 PM, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:

> Ok, a few more questions concerning help patches:
> 1. What is a PD-meta GENRE?  Is there a list of them somewhere to
> choose from?

I think we only really talked about obvious ones, like VERSION,  
AUTHOR, COPYRIGHT, DESCRIPTION.  Don't remember anything about GENRE.   
Perhaps that's something like a category. TAGS might also be  

> 2. For PD-meta DATATYPE, take "gatom-help.pd" as an example:
> should this list acceptable DATATYPEs like "bang float list
> symbol", or just the datatypes that are most likely to be useful for
> this object, i.e., "bang float"?

Hmm, donno, any record of such things would be in the pddp IRC chat  

> 3. Are all of the internal objects inherited from pd-vanilla really
> GPL?  I thought they were under the "Standard Improved BSD License"
> unless explicitly stating otherwise in the source code.

Yeah, what Frank said.  Some externals are also GPLv3 or later, while  
most are GPLv2 or later.


> -Jonathan


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