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

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Fri Sep 28 20:55:37 CEST 2012

On 09/28/2012 12:57 PM, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Simon Wise <simonzwise at gmail.com>
>> To: Jonathan Wilkes <jancsika at yahoo.com>
>> Cc: "pd-list at iem.at" <pd-list at iem.at>
>> Sent: Friday, September 28, 2012 7:32 AM
>> Subject: Re: [PD] arraysize WAS apt.puredata.info is back!
>> On 28/09/12 12:48, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
>>>>>    I'm referring to what Hans wrote:
>>>>>>    For me, apt-get install pd-arraysize is far easier than 
>> trying to
>>>>>         remember that [expr] trick.  And thankfully we can write 
>> externals,
>>>>>         so we can have choice. :-)
>>>>   exactly ...
>>>   Not exactly-- you were referring to using the Debian packaging
>>>   system in a general sense to find packages, and you were saying that
>>>   calling someone who uses it a mythical user is not inaccurate.
>> no .. I was saying that debian users who treat their debian repository as an 
>> extension of their system and the first place to look for something they need to 
>> do are not mythical at all, that if you are familiar with the debian tools it is 
>> very quick and easy to find which package has a file or functionality you are 
>> looking for, and that not surprisingly some of these users are able and willing 
>> to do the extra bit of work to make things they find useful available in the way 
>> they find convenient.
> So if you think the debian repos are the first place to look, then you would agree
> that arraysize should tell the user they can get the same functionality with
> expr which is already installed with pd-extended, pd-l2ork, and pd vanilla and
> therefore more modular, right?

Add it to the arraysize-help.pd and it'll be included in the next release.


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