[PD] [Bulk] Extending Vanilla (was Cyclone help patches & issue list)

Fred Jan Kraan fjkraan at xs4all.nl
Sat Dec 20 20:29:30 CET 2014

On 2014-12-20 19:09, IOhannes m zmölnig wrote:
> On 12/18/2014 10:13 PM, Jonathan Wilkes via Pd-list wrote:
>> If there is a cross-platform repository system out there that is well-tested and built to be _more_ secure than apt (i.e., defense against replay attacks in the original design), perhaps it could be leveraged.
>> Unfortunately I don't know anything about binary repo systems, other than Debian's.
>> -Jonathan 
>>      On Thursday, December 18, 2014 3:04 PM, Fred Jan Kraan <fjkraan at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>>  On 2014-12-18 20:34, IOhannes m zmölnig wrote:
>>> On 12/18/2014 08:16 PM, Samuel Burt wrote:
>>>> 1. Opening a patch with [import cyclone] would automatically download the
>>> i *strongly* oppose to anything that automatically connects to the
>>> internet and fetches or submits data.
>> And the Pd-community currently does not have the resources to build
>> something that is similar or more advanced than the Debian distribution
>> system and preferably be cross platform.
> so why not use apt?
> i mean, we could build on top of apt to do something "more" cross platform.
> Debian (and thus apt) already handles multiple architectures and
> "operating systems" (well: kernels), so we just need a few others archs:
> - w32-i386
> - w32-amd64
> - osx-i386
> - osx-amd64
> this would of course mean porting (parts of) apt to w32/osx (and i have
> no clue how much work *that* means)

Porting apt would indeed solve the Pd-distribution problem, and maybe
for more cross-platform packages.

For MacOSX, the Fink package is based on Debian tools
(http://www.finkproject.org/). So that leaves Windows.

>From the distant past I remember Inno Setup is free and usable
(http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php). As long as there is no native
apt for Windows that could do...

Somehow, it looks a bit less abstract now :-).
> fgmrds
> IOhannes

Fred Jan

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