[PD] External/Abstraction Repository (was Pd-extended)
Alexandre Torres Porres
porres at gmail.com
Thu Sep 25 18:47:25 CEST 2014
Max, a friend was giving me the exact same ideas, I hope he joins the list
and discussion. I think this is a great idea and certainly does the trick
for being an extended of some sorts.
Nonetheless, I for one like to use extended for some other silly purposes
as well, just cause it looks a tiny bit nicer, for instance - I got used to
In the latest release, Pd-Extended had many new design and GUI features,
that's something people might miss. I'm still in 0.42-5 as I think the new
version seems unstable and buggy.
2014-09-23 23:29 GMT-03:00 Max <abonnements at revolwear.com>:
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> The discussion about the Pd-extended reanimation left one question open:
> What exactly is it, that people miss in vanilla compared to extended?
> Is it the inclusion of a whole lot of externals and abstractions in
> one package?
> Debian/Ubuntu/Mint users already have an easy access to all those,
> because many of them have been packaged.
> A possible implementation to bring the same convenience to the other
> platforms would be a kind of a repository in Pd itself. A lot of
> softwares do that. Think of: browser add-ons, eclipse packages, atom
> modules, the node.js package manager or Processing.org libraries.
> In Pd this may even be a GUI-Plugin that allows for searching in meta
> information added to the Pd externals/abstractions on sourceforge. And
> a click to download and install them.
> If you open a patch with an unknown object in it, the plugin could
> offer you to search for it in the repository.
> Just an idea.
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