[PD] libdir READMEs

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Mon Nov 14 17:11:37 CET 2011

The library template requires a README.txt, LICENSE.txt, and mylib-meta.pd for all libraries.  Pd-extended also requires this.  The template Makefile enforces this.  But there are many libraries that are not based on this template, so they might not have these files. People are free to do whatever they want in user-installed libraries, so at the very least, the search plugin should gracefully fail when those files don't exist.


On Nov 14, 2011, at 10:59 AM, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:

> Hi,
>      I'm trying to obsolete the help-browser with my search plugin.  I've added a clickable folder icon to each result which will open the containing folder with the user's default file manager.  (Also, there are homepage links for opening the libdir directory, Miller's tutorial folder, and some others.)
>      I've also got a little info icon which I thought would be nice to bring up the README text file in Pd for the library of given search result.  Is each libdir guaranteed to have a README.txt?  Is it guaranteed to be named README.txt, or are there other names used?  Barring that, I could have it open LIBNAME-meta.pd, and, barring that, I could just not to display the info icon.
> -Jonathan
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