[PD] Interruption of audio / Loading sound into array

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 5 01:04:46 CET 2011

----- Original Message -----

> From: Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at>
> To: Mathieu Bouchard <matju at artengine.ca>
> Cc: Jonathan Wilkes <jancsika at yahoo.com>; "pd-list at iem.at" <pd-list at iem.at>
> Sent: Friday, November 4, 2011 7:01 PM
> Subject: Re: [PD] Interruption of audio / Loading sound into array
> On Nov 4, 2011, at 2:08 PM, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
>>  Le 2011-11-04 à 10:51:00, Jonathan Wilkes a écrit :
>>>  Well if it works it should go into Pd-extended 0.43.  But if it goes 
> into Pd-extended 0.43, who will maintain it if there are bugs?
>>  What power would be granted to such a maintainer to ensure that the 
> bugfixes do get in pd-extended binaries ?
> Everyone has the power, they just need to do the work.


This feature is a reasonable request with considerable demand (as it keeps 
popping up on the list).  Since some form of it seems to have already been 
coded, there needs to be a way to incorporate it into Pd extended without 
requiring Hans to do all the work, on the one hand, and without requiring an 
additional maintainer to vouch to be its guardian for all eternity.

Would it be possible to have one or more devs to a) steward it into an alpha
state that can be included in the nightly builds and b) keep an eye on it through 
the next version of Pd in case of bugs?  That way there are specific goals, so 
that any interested Pders could fund a dev (or more than one dev) to achieve 
these, without requiring those devs to "adopt" the object class as their permanent 
responsibility, and without piling more work on Hans in the leadup to and 
maintenance of 0.43.


> .hc
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