[PD] Two Pd instances with different startup options

Jean-Marie Adrien jma at jeanmarie-adrien.net
Wed Sep 12 10:19:01 CEST 2012

great ! thanks.
Le 11 sept. 2012 à 23:08, Miller Puckette a écrit :

> There are a few ways to do this... here's houw you could make a copy of Pd
> and have it use different settings:
> Copy the app (say, to Pd2.app)
> edit the file, Pd2.app/Contents/Resources/bin/pd
> (you can use "open -e" from a command line to do this).  It's a binary
> file so it will look ugly.
> Go in and replace the four instances of teh string org.puredata.pd with
> another string of the same length such as org.puredata.zz
> Now you can open the two versions of Pd and each will keep its own set of
> preferences.
> Now here's a question - wouldn't it be nice to be able to have Pd automatically
> do this by (for instance) looking at the app's name and using that to figure
> out what preferences to load?  On the other hand, maybe in other circumstances
> you woudn't want that behavior... hmm.
> cheers
> Miller
> On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 10:45:19PM +0200, Jean-Marie Adrien wrote:
>> Hello
>> I try to run two different pd instances with different startup options on Mac Os 10.7. 
>> Is there a way to setup the audio / midi devices and so on from within a patch ? something like the declare object ?
>> Or run from terminal with two different command lines (but i will have then to script the terminal application, which i never done !)
>> Or rename one of the pd applications to fool the MAC ?
>> Thanks
>> Jm
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