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

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 28 21:30:33 CEST 2012

----- Original Message -----
> From: Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at>
> To: pd-list at iem.at
> Cc: 
> Sent: Friday, September 28, 2012 2:55 PM
> Subject: Re: [PD] arraysize WAS apt.puredata.info is back!
> 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.
> .hc


How about the expr-help.pd problem I asked you about?  I can't exactly ask
the author to use the PDDP revised patches because they rely on
pddplink and helplink, and expr ships with Pd vanilla which doesn't have those.

Any ideas?

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