[PD] Pd download page

Antonio Roberts antonio at hellocatfood.com
Sat Sep 29 23:40:22 CEST 2012

This has also happened to me on a couple of occasions. They saw that
it was for all platforms and so downloaded it, regardless of operating

On 29 September 2012 22:24, Joel Matthys <jwmatthys at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a question about the download page at puredata.info. Is there a
> special reason that the source tarball is listed first in the file list?
> Would it offend our FOSS sensibilities to move the source package to the
> bottom of the download list? It seems unusual to me to see the source listed
> first.
> I use Pd with my students, many of them undergraduates with no understanding
> of the difference between source and binary. When I assign students to
> download and install the Pd binary, despite my explicit warnings, invariably
> a few of them will grab the source, since it's at the top of the page and
> says "all platforms."
> (In the most recent incident, a student downloaded the source, and, unsure
> how to proceed, asked the university IT department, who told him "just to
> open it in Adobe.") :-)
> Joel
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