[PD] new GUI screenshots

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Tue Sep 15 01:48:16 CEST 2009

On Sep 14, 2009, at 2:40 PM, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:

> On Sat, 12 Sep 2009, András Murányi wrote:
>> It looks so nice on the Mac...! ;o)
>> It's a pity it looks way less 21th Century here on Hardy...
> Well, at least Carmen's peak-meters made it into a mainstream  
> branch. (I didn't actually check that they are the same, maybe they  
> aren't...)

They are IEMGUI peak meters.


>> fyi I have attached the screenshot.
> I have attached another screenshot that has the original visual peak- 
> meters from Carmen. Note how they were put on the same row to save  
> space (usually i'd rather group them the other way, but here the  
> point was to save some space).
> Midi In/Out switches are an interesting concept. How did you think  
> of that? Do you understand why those switches were never added to Pd  
> and no-one seemed to ever suggest them? (as far as I recall...)
> Console hiding looks like a neat idea, but somehow, I never want it,  
> because it's important to watch the console all of the time, to  
> figure out what's going on.
>> - I would omit the IN/OUT meter switch. Can we? Or is this a CPU-hog?
> Depends... I suppose it was more of a hog back when the switch was  
> introduced. Computers are so much faster now. But it would be better  
> to measure it than to speculate.
>> In my graphics they are just simple switches but I'm not sure it is  
>> possible to 'blink' those switches.
> All switches are blinkable in the Linux version, and perhaps on all  
> platforms, but it's not a good idea because the default looks of  
> those switches are different from platform to platform and now they  
> can vary according to theme. On Windows, the box is white and stays  
> white, but on Linux, it defaults to the overall background colour,  
> and turning it on makes it either dark grey or red. Given that, it's  
> hard to also make it an indicator of something else at the same  
> time, with colours that will be meaningful for everybody, etc.
> But what would the indicator actually indicate?
>> If not, then we could have separate switches and LEDs. - A LOAD  
>> meter. Is this a CPU hog?
> Probably not any more than the peak meters, but this would have to  
> be measured too.
>> If not, can we have it on the Pd window? (It is quite hidden under  
>> the Media menu, imho also because Media is a quite fuzzy name.)
> As you can see, I have removed the Media menu. The options in it  
> have gone into "Preferences" in the File menu (or Apple menu); otoh  
> the test-audio and load-meter patches are now accessible from the  
> Help menu.
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