[PD] missing broadcast in netsend<0.43

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Wed May 11 11:56:34 CEST 2011

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On 2011-05-11 11:38, Andy Farnell wrote:
> On Wed, 11 May 2011 09:36:49 +0200
> IOhannes m zmoelnig <zmoelnig at iem.at> wrote:
>> my point is rather, that i don't see why not being able to broadcast
>> should be considered a bug: nobody claimed that this object can do
>> broadcast at all.
> It's a regression. There's probably a good reason for removing
> it, however it did do this at one time, and IMO it was useful.

its getting weirder and weirder.
looking from the code, Pd-0.43 does support broadcast.
doing a quick check (using the debian packages), i can confirm that.
i also read matteo's remark, he says that 0.43 has broadcast abilities,
whereas 0.42 has not ("I have to choose between a version that can't
broadcast UDP packets on Linux (0.42.5) and a version where the GUI may
stop responding at any time (0.43.0).")

matteo asked for continued maintainance of 0.42, so that bugs in 0.42
still get fixed. my interpretation was, that he would like to have the
"bug in 0.42 that prohibits [netsend] from using broadcast" fixed.
my anser to that is, that i (not being the maintainer, so my view is of
limited use) don't consider this a bug but rather a feature, and i don't
see a point in adding new features to an old release.

i hope this makes it somewhat clearer.

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