[PD] preQiew: a preview window for Gem

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Mon Mar 21 19:59:36 CET 2011

On Mar 21, 2011, at 11:30 AM, Husk 00 wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 5:50 AM, Mathieu Bouchard  
> <matju at artengine.ca> wrote:
>> On Mon, 21 Mar 2011, Marco Donnarumma wrote:
>>> Hi Luca,thanks for sharing this!  looks very handy.. However, I'm  
>>> testing
>>> the cpu usage, and I noticed a +50% in the cpu load when creating  
>>> the
>>> preview. I understand [preqiew] run another instance of Pd, but  
>>> such load is
>>> possibly caused by the shared texture... I tested with a [cube]  
>>> too, with
>>> the same result. Does the overload happen with you?
>> I have worse news... If I open preqiew-help.pd, create a preview  
>> window,
>> then close that patch, then try to create a new patch, the original
>> 'pdextended' process crashes (Erreur de Segmentation), while its gui
>> survives (why would that be ?) and the 'pdextended -nogui' survives  
>> too.
>> But just after that, I noticed that merely opening the patch and  
>> closing it,
>> without creating a preview window, also causes a similar weird  
>> crash while
>> quitting pd. In that case, though, it looks like the main process
>> «terminated normally» except that it doesn't close the other  
>> processes.
> Ehy Mathieu,
> thanks for test it!
> Try the new version please.
> It uses now [pd~] and the freeze thing doesn't happen anymore.
> Note that in my case in order to use pd~ I had to compile pd vanilla
> (0.42-5) because pd~ from extended it's broken to me (it's look for
> /usr/lib/pd/bin/pd-gui).
> download it:
> https://code.autistici.org/trac/planetQ/wiki/preQiew
> let me know
> husk

Worked for me on Mac OS X 10.5.8/Intel, that's a nice hack!



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