[PD] [PD-announce] Pd-extended 0.43.4 released!

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Fri Feb 1 22:13:55 CET 2013

Yeah, that's what the preferences should be for.  That's why I removed the lib
loading preferences from Pd-extended 0.43.4: so you can save the audio/midi
settings without worrying about messing up the lib config.


On 01/30/2013 06:10 PM, Nicolas Montgermont wrote:
> I agree, the libraries should be loaded in the patch.
> However I'm kind of dreaming of an option line in the preferences to choose
> your preference file for two reasons:
> - it make visible the name of the file loaded
> - it allows to switch easily between different audio/midi/others settings
> These settings are one of the only thing you must reconfigure when you travel
> a patch between computer, and as there is only one solution, it's not so easy
> to keep special configuration for beginners.
> It's usual to see people having problem to have sound just because their audio
> settings are still with 6 output and the audio card is not plug anymore.
> n
> Le 30/01/13 22:40, Hans-Christoph Steiner a écrit :
>> On 01/30/2013 04:09 PM, Cyrille Henry wrote:
>>> Le 30/01/2013 12:46, Nicolas Montgermont a écrit :
>>>> - possibility to choose between different config file.
>>> ds le cas generique, j'ai pas de solution, mais si c'est juste les path et les
>>> lib a charger, alors je pense que le mieux serait de ne rien declarer ds les
>>> prfs de pd.
>>> mais d'utiliser declare pour tout les patch (comme c'est fait ds tout les
>>> autres langguages de programation).
>>> on peux envisager d'ouvrir des model qui correspondent a diferentes configs
>>> qui sont en fait des patchs contenant juste les bon declare.
>>> ca te semble pas pertinent?
>> A quick internet translations makes me think that I agree with what cyrille is
>> saying.  The preferences shouldn't be used for loading libraries, as they have
>> been in pd and especially Pd-extended for a long time.  Pd-extended no longer
>> lets you set libraries to load from the preferences, this is one step to get
>> us on the right direction.  I've been thinking about other things as well,
>> here's how I'm thinking:
>> * new standard library that is larger and more consistent than what's in
>> vanilla, things like all math and logic objects both message and signal
>> included, rather than needed to load a library (i.e. zexy) for some of them.
>> It would prioritize correctness and consistency over backwards compatibility.
>> * no libraries but the standard library loaded by default.
>> * the possibility to load "distro profiles" for compatibility with Pd-vanilla
>> and Pd-extended
>> * all of Pd-vanilla's objects as a separate 'vanilla' library.
>> .hc
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