[PD] Keyboard shortcuts for "nudge", "done editing"

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Mon Sep 26 17:26:27 CEST 2011

On Sep 26, 2011, at 12:54 AM, Marvin Humphrey wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 05:33:22PM -0700, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
>> If you are planning on making substantial contributions to Pd  
>> Vanilla,
> I wouldn't say I'm "planning" on it -- more that I'd like to keep  
> that option
> open.
>> you should consider making a few "test" contributions to gauge the  
>> amount of
>> time and energy it will take you to get patches accepted; something  
>> like a
>> patch for getting this <control-enter> key binding would be a good  
>> start.
> Indeed, I've already started that process, by negotiating the shape  
> of the
> patch to come and building consensus.  :) There's been some question  
> as to
> what key combo should be used.  It seems that [modifier]-Enter is  
> already in
> use and people are happy with it, so I'll go that direction despite  
> my mild
> personal preference for <ESC>.

Check out the GUI plugins, they could be a fun way for you to learn  
Tcl. You can customize a lot of the way the GUI works using them.  Key  
bindings are easy.  You could check out the completion-plugin to see  
how it does the Enter key binding, and then just use that to bind to  




> A patch which has consensus support from the community probably has  
> a better
> chance at being applied, even under BDFL governance.  :)   But  
> consensus can
> be costly to achieve depending on the project's culture...
>> Also, realize that any substantial changes you make may sit in the  
>> patch
>> tracker for some time -- it's not easy getting them accepted, nor
>> communicating with Miller if they don't.
> Well, controlling entities for open source projects have to be  
> responsive to
> their communities.  If they are not, they get forked, or people move  
> on to
> other things.
> But it's also generally true that large, boil-the-ocean patches are  
> costly to
> review, especially for stable projects with large user bases, and so
> contributors are well-advised to bear that in mind and prepare small,
> easily-digested morsels when possible.
>> Additionally, if they are big, desirable improvements to the Pd  
>> community
>> they may find their way into Pd-extended anyway.
> So long as contributions to Vanilla are integrated into Pd-extended  
> in a way
> that adheres to the provisions of Vanilla's BSD license, then  
> there's no
> problem. :)
> Cheers,
> Marvin Humphrey
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