[PD] Textual pd primer

Pierre Massat pimassat at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 08:46:37 CEST 2012

Just a thought : wouldn't it be useful to create a
pd-Raspberrypi at iem.ataddress ? I get the feeling that there will be
more and more messages about
this new platform which may not necessarily be interesting to pure Pd users.



2012/8/16 Andy Farnell <padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk>

> I guess this is a case of working out best practices for development.
> Nobody actually develops Pd in text mode, but gettin things running in
> an embedded way involves a good deal less graphics and can be intimidating
> or confusing at first.
> If you don't want the RPi set up with mouse, kbd and monitor like a full
> system, it's rather like working on other embedded development systems,
> you need to see the board as a target host, and your local machine as the
> development (client).
> One way is to work on a laptop or desktop, and the ftp/scp them accross to
> the
> target board.
> But probably most useful is to use X windows to ssh
> ssh -Y -l user address.of.my.rpi
> and then just start Pd, which will seem to run on your main machine.
> I sense some kind of Raspberry Pi and Pd workshop in the coming
> weeks. maybe best developmnt practices and tips will be an
> outcme of that meeting.
> best,
> Andy
> On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 10:42:47AM -0400, Sam Raker wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> > Longtime listener, first time caller.
> > I was wondering if there's a good intro to text-only pd. I just got a
> raspberry pi, and I've heard a lot of chatter about how the -nogui flag
> solves a lot of weird dsp problems &c, plus it'd be nice not to have to
> waste a USB port plugging in a mouse as well as a keyboard/midi
> keyboard/sound card/m-audio box/etc. Plus my main comp is a mac, and I'm
> worried making my patches on my Mac and then getting them onto my pi will
> be a pain in the b.
> >
> > I've seen people say stuff like, "oh, just make a patch and look at it
> with a text editor and figure it out," but that's a bit over my head.
> >
> > Thoughts?
> >
> > -sam
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