[PD] running vanilla with Tcl 8.5 on OSX

Miller Puckette msp at ucsd.edu
Sat Sep 20 07:28:40 CEST 2014

I'll give this a look when I have some time.

Pd's app structure is copied from "Wish Shell.app" - it might work simply to 
build it using a different version of wish as a base.  If you want to try that
yourself, I think you can just rebuild Pd using the build-macosx script in
pd/mac, after having made a new version of a directory "stuff" containing
wish-shell.tgz (an archive of whatever wish shell version you want) and the
two auxilliary files pd.icns and pd-file.icns


On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 12:45:52AM -0400, Dan Wilcox wrote:
> Does anyone know how I can clue Pd-vanilla in on using Tcl 8.5 instead of 8.4? I tried changing the require version in pd-gui.tcl but no dice:
> version conflict for package "Tcl": have 8.4, need 8.5
>     while executing
> "package require Tcl 8.5"
> OSX 10.8 has both 8.4 & 8.5 built in and it seems the default tclsh points to the 8.5 install, but it seems the method Pd uses to find Tcl & Wish.app end up choosing 8.4 instead.
> Anyway, I'm asking mainly because with 8.5 you can get "retina" screen enabled fonts which are nice and crisp as opposed to Pd's current blurry fonts. I remember trying this about 6 months ago after I got the machine but ran into the same problem and moved on. Would be nice to provide a patch and some info on how to make it work.
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