[PD] [PD-announce] old editing features of Pd-extended 0.43

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Sat Feb 18 17:54:22 CET 2012

Le 2012-02-17 à 15:02:00, Hans-Christoph Steiner a écrit :

> First off, the pd-gui side of Pd has been re-written from scratch. When 
> you run Pd, you are actually running two programs: pd is the core engine 
> and pd-gui is the GUI. Since basically all computers now come with 
> multiple CPU cores, this means that pd-gui will usually run on a 
> separate CPU core than pd, so they don’t step on each other’s toes.

It was already like that since the first version of pd ever, over 15 years 
ago. It's misleading to write it in the same paragraph as « the pd-gui 
side of Pd has been re-written from scratch ». You also don't state which 
part of the pd-gui has been rewritten from scratch, which obscures the 
fact that a large fraction of it hasn't been rewritten.

It's a bad idea to take credit for things that Miller had already done or 
that his contributors had done.

If you want to say, for example, that pd-extended 43 fixes a certain cause 
of hiccups due to bad sync between the two parts of pd, then you can say 
it like that, more or less, but a goal to keeping explanations simple 
doesn't entitle you to say what you have said.

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