[PD] arraysize WAS apt.puredata.info is back!

Simon Wise simonzwise at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 04:33:59 CEST 2012

On 28/09/12 03:23, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:

> And who is this mythical user that looks to the Debian repositories
> to figure out how to do something in a programming language?
> (Hm, I'm not getting audio output, let's open up Synaptic and search
> 20,000 mostly non-related packages for a solution...)

they are at all not mythical, though not as numerous as those using apple, 
windows or a pre-assembled linux distribution.

once you get to know apt-get, apt-file, apt-cache and friends those 20,000 
packages and their contents are very accessible, very well indexed in many 
useful ways and searching is incredibly quick and powerful ... then installing 
the result is usually painless, with all dependencies taken care of by the 
packagers. Running sid rather than stable you get a quite recent set of 
libraries all in sync version-wise, and sources available, to compile your own 

certainly not the typical pd user, but also certainly not a mythical one either, 
and since the work done for such a package is by one or other such user then 
that seems very reasonable to me.


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