[PD] deken-plugin & portability

Dan Wilcox danomatika at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 21:16:49 CEST 2015

That’s why one idea with deken is to install an “extended” meta package which installs most (if not all) of the libs that came with pd-extended. I don’t think it’s too hard to ask a user to open the plugin and install a single package.

Also, the cross platform issue will be fixed in time. Thanks for debugging!

Dan Wilcox
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> On Oct 14, 2015, at 9:22 AM, rolfm at dds.nl <mailto:rolfm at dds.nl> wrote:
> it looks like the future of pd-extended is going to be 'deken'.
> what to do then about portability?
> i make patches for people who don't know a lot about programming.
> plus they are on Mac, i'm on Windows.
> one time downloading the right version of Pdext is enough;
> i can give them my patches and they just run them.
> when i make changes, new features: there's no hassle for them.
> using Vanilla & deken is something else.
> declaring a library in the patch is not enough.
> including the library in the patch-package works only on the same type of OS;
> Windows & Windows, Mac & Mac, (Linux & Linux?).
> one method could be a deken-connected feature to automatically download a declared lib when it's not present.
> what about updates or changes in a lib in that case?
> the organisation of pd-ext somehow included a kind of gate-keeping, which resulted in a stable Pd-system.
> i'm still using Pdext 42.5 and the included libs a lot (because of the old machines in my installations).  the same libs are functional in Pdext 43.4.
> so one could argue that there's no great need for a portability design. just download everything that's necessary (and available) and it will work for quite some time.
> ?
> rolf

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