[PD] new GUI screenshots

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Tue Sep 22 22:31:42 CEST 2009

On Sep 22, 2009, at 3:40 PM, András Murányi wrote:

> 2009/9/22 Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at>
> On Sep 21, 2009, at 9:45 PM, András Murányi wrote:
>> 2009/9/17 Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at>
>> On Sep 16, 2009, at 7:46 PM, András Murányi wrote:
>> 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
>> .hc
>> I made up the tabs, but I don't want to brute-regex every message  
>> so I need to catch where [print] generates user-made messages.
>> OK... It seems it is well buried in the C side. If I'm right, user
>> messages are composed by print_anything() in x_interface.c which  
>> gives
>> post() a single string which calls dopost() which finally calls
>> pdtk_post in pdwindows.tcl.
>> I see no much chance to supply additional information to the tcl  
>> side, do you?
>> Great start!  Tcl's a bit weird, but you can do a lot with a few  
>> lines of code.
>> Sounds like you got it right.  I think you'll have to brute regex  
>> it in pdtk_post for this idea to work.  But since its a plugin, I  
>> think its ok if its a bit heavy since it can be easily disabled.
>> I think the easiest thing to do here would be to create your  
>> own ::pdwindow::pdtk_post and then use the 'rename' command to swap  
>> yours in for the standard one.
>> Hello HC,
>> i'm assembling regex for filtering out system messages and i have a  
>> problem, which is that $::pd_path and $::startup_libraries are  
>> empty on startup, they only get loaded when path or startup is  
>> modified. Can you help this from the C side?
> I was actually planning a little hack for this release, then it can  
> be changed later to something better.  But this weekend, I plan on  
> making it so that the GUI requests the path and startup panels so  
> that it gets the info, but it doesn't show the dialog panels the  
> first time.
> sounds perfect!
> In the meantime, you could assign me small jobs on the tcl side, if  
> any. I could for example take a look if the popup menu can be built  
> in a way that behaves better with compiz..?

Please do!  That would be great.  There are lots of TODOs in the  
source code, plus some on the wiki.  Most are totally open for anyone  
who want to take them on.  Just post here to express your interest so  
that people don't step each others' toes.



Computer science is no more related to the computer than astronomy is  
related to the telescope.      -Edsger Dykstra

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