[PD] new GUI screenshots
hans at at.or.at
Tue Sep 15 01:59:31 CEST 2009
On Sep 13, 2009, at 1:09 PM, András Murányi wrote:
> 2009/9/13 Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at>
>> It looks so nice on the Mac...! ;o)
>> It's a pity it looks way less 21th Century here on Hardy... fyi I
>> have attached the screenshot.
> Make you are are running Tcl/Tk 8.5 and it'll look much better.
> Install tcl8.5 and tk8.5, then run:
> "update-alternatives --config wish" and choose wish8.5. Then Pd
> will use the much improved Wish 8.5.
> Thanks! Now fonts are anti-aliased. Plus the startup plugins started
> to work, which means that at least some of them don't work with tcl/
> I have attached a screenshot for your viewing pleasure.
>> I have also mocked up a version with my ideas (which are based on
>> my rather limited knowledge of Pd). Please take a look at it.
> Did you mock it up in Tcl?
> Nay. Xara Xtreme ;o)
>> - Afaik the IN/OUT meters are for the DSP so I would group them
>> with the DSP switch.
> Makes sense.
>> - I would omit the IN/OUT meter switch. Can we? Or is this a CPU-hog?
> I think its useful just to be able to have less distractions.
> Useful to have it? So that the meter doesn't distract you?
> Or useful to omit? So the switch doesn't distract you?
>> - I would suggest having some kind of MIDI IN/OUT LEDs... which
>> could also serve as switches in case you want to suspend MIDI
>> reception or transmission. In my graphics they are just simple
>> switches but I'm not sure it is possible to 'blink' those switches.
>> If not, then we could have separate switches and LEDs.
> That also sounds useful for those who use MIDI. 'pd' is not
> currently sending 'pd-gui' that info tho.
> I'm one of the guys who don't use DSP, my output is nuttin-but-MIDI.
> (Now that I think there may be guys whos output is mainly to the
>> - A LOAD meter. Is this a CPU hog? 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.)
> That's a nice idea. It would require writing the Tcl code to get
> the load from the OS, but that's probably easy.
> Once we clean up the Media menu, we may be able to find a better
> name for it. Just my 2 cents.
>> - Console hide, clear. Let's try to have it somewhere right above
>> the console!
> A clear button is ok, it is on the File menu. As for hide, I think
> its easier to just have window resizing work well. With the
> pdwindow in pd-gui-rewrite, you can manually resize it down to just
> the metters/buttons.
> At the current version, i have 'Clear console' in the Edit menu but
> Hide console is gone. I think it could be kept however (regardless
> of what is the actual routine that it runs), and I even think it's
> not bad to provide it on the GUI and in the menu as well. Anyway,
> it's certainly good to have a control as close to the controlled
> item as possible, whenever possible.
> BTW, I have a dream which is that the console is tabbed, and the
> default tab displays system messages, while for each [print PREFIX]
> a new tab is opened. That way messages get separated by PREFIX. It's
> just a silly dream, forget it ;op
Tabs in the Pd window would be very nice indeed. Someone just needs
to code it. :-D
> Thanks for your time!
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