[PD] Pd-list Digest, Vol 80, Issue 115

rolf meesters rolfmeesters at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 19:50:59 CET 2011

On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 8:07 AM, <pd-list-request at iem.at> wrote:

> From: IOhannes zm?lnig <zmoelnig at iem.at>
> Subject: Re: [PD] Troubles running Pd-0.43.1test5 on Windows XP
> On 11/18/2011 04:07 PM, rolf meesters wrote:
> > trying to install on XP Pro,
> > following the 'new' method from the install.txt.
> > however autogen.sh is not in Cygwin.
> hmm,
> are you trying to "install" Pd (so you can run it) or are you trying to
> "compile" Pd yourself?
> if the former, just download the archive, unzip and run
>  ...\pd\bin\pd.exe
> (when using Pd-extended, you even get a nice installer, that will
> eventually create a desktop icon to start Pd)
> that's it!
> no cygwin, no nothing.
> the "autogen.sh" in some README refers to building Pd from sources.
> the source package of Pd (which is usually _not_ the zip-archive
> labelled w32, but rather something like "pd-0.49-2.tar.gz") will contain
> a script autogen.sh which will generate some files needed for compiling Pd.
> compiling Pd on cygwin is non-trivial (it seems, i don't know), at least
> nobody i know of is doing it (on a regular basis).
> if you want to compile Pd on cygwin, you should have a good
> understanding of how cygwin works.
> gfmasdr
> IOhannes
> thanks IOhannes, you make me see my blind eye.
i read the install.txt and where it only talks about compiling, i concluded
that was necessary with this test-version.
completely overseeing that the binaries are just there.
which in my case is all i want.

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