[PD] [Bulk] Re: [Bulk] Re: Updated pd-extended

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Sat Sep 20 05:56:30 CEST 2014

IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
> On 2014-09-16 05:36, Alexandre Torres Porres wrote:
>> as long as we're on the subject, I'm noticing this seems to be the
>> biggest version difference, it's 3 generations behind (0.43
>> extended vs 0.46 vanilla). My question is, next release would be
>> 0.44 or would you be able to skip right to 0.46? If the idea is to
>> follow the order and go to 0.44 next, why is it so important to
>> stick to this sequence?
> it is not. why do you think it is?
> most likely the next release of Pd-extended (if that ever happens)
> will be based on whatever Pd-version is current then.
>> Moreover, what holds pd extended from being updated to the latest
>> versions? Like the original question, would it be possible to just
>> get the extra extended stuff and pack it around vanilla?
> like in the original question: yes, for *most* externals this will be
> possible. Pd (and PdX) has a pretty stable API/ABI (i'm saying *most*
> because you never know; but i expect all externals to keep working).
>> I understand this wouldn't be as simple as that, but you know what
>> I mean...
> actually, i don't.
>> I wonder if the problem is that there is some "to do list" in the
>> extended agenda that holds it development and update to the latest
>> versions.
> i'm an outsider to Pd-extended, so i'm not authorized to answer this.
> however, my unauthorized answer is:
> the "to do list" of the pd-extended agenda is the same as the todo
> list of the one *single* person who only ever pushed the development
> of PdX. and this person is currently occupied with earning money to
> feed their family, so PdX-development has become a minor priority.
> i guess that Pd-extended development never paid very well.

That sums it up pretty well, thanks :) I'd love to see Pd-extended development
continue, I have not given up on it, but my time is very limited for that.  I
think of it more as an extended pause for my contributions.

Really the only the preventing another release is someone doing the work.


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