[PD] gui-plugins management [was: auto-completion with popup]

yvan volochine yvan.pd at gmail.com
Wed May 11 03:34:34 CEST 2011

> On 05/10/2011 08:55 PM, András Murányi wrote:
>     though it's a bit annoying that the user cannot chose to _not_ use a
>     certain plugin. (moving the foo-plugins folder into a "disabled/" folder
>     is probably a not such a good idea either, as in this case this would be
>     a global operation that effects all users on the machine)
>     (right, there is the plugins-plugin which might solve this; i don't know
>     about it's persistency though)
> If I'm getting right what you mean by persistence, plugins-plugin uses
> the "move to /disabled" method too. Actually, I don't really sympathise
> with that method, and I was trying to advocate something else (also
> because you may not have write access to every folder) and I'll be happy
> to update the plugin as soon as a cleaner method is agreed on.

why not using the new ::pd_guiprefs system ?

instead of moving/renaming files, just write active plugins list to a 
file/registry (like recentfiles) ?

I'd find this better than the current anything-found-is-active behavior 
and IMHO something like that should go into main pd.


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