[PD] MIDI and JACK autoconnection is a PITA...

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at stackingdwarves.net
Mon Oct 29 20:26:21 CET 2012

hi *!

am i the only one who thinks that non-configurable autoconnection to 
jack and alsa-midi ports is a) wrong and b) a major pain in the ass?

is there a way to prevent pd from doing this? particularly in the alsa 
midi case, it's a really blatant misfeature, because in the presence of 
a software midi thru port, it will immediately create a parameter loop 
which will make any connected midi controller go wild and burn its motors.

my preferred behaviour would be no autoconnect at all. second best 
option is configurable auto-connect ports. i wonder what the rationale 
behind the current behaviour is? i mean, pd is all about drawing wires, 
so surely a pd user can be expected to be able to connect his/her audio 
and midi ports correctly?



Jörn Nettingsmeier
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