[PD] deken (OS X)

Dan Wilcox danomatika at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 20:00:41 CET 2015

> I'm just getting around to trying out deken. I think this will be a wonderful way to deal with libraries. I'm having some problems in OS X, though.
> I used deken to import zexy and cyclone. The help files appear in the help browser, now, but none of the objects will load. I've tried [import zexy]. I noticed ~/Library/Pd was not included in the search path. I tried adding it and restarting without any results. Am I doing something wrong?

As far as I know, currently Deken installs built libs but does not add them to your list of libs to load at startup. You need to do that manually.

> Some libraries I searched for, like moonlib, were only available in Windows and Linux flavors. Would it be easy for me to compile missing libraries and upload them to add options for OS X users? (I know very little about the backend of package management systems.)

Yes. If the libraries are updated to support building via the pd-lib-builder Makefile <https://github.com/pure-data/pd-lib-builder>, it should be easy. So far, “updating” seems to only require adding the Makefile and a template to call a copy of pd-lib-builder.

Deken makes this easy to do, see the readme: https://github.com/pure-data/deken#create-and-upload-a-package <https://github.com/pure-data/deken#create-and-upload-a-package>

> Also, who's developing deken? Is it a team? Just one person? Are there plans to have lists of available libraries in the future?

Chris M started it with input by a small group. Recently, IOhannes has been working away with a large number of updates, including facilitating package storage on puredata.info <http://puredata.info/>. Miller has also expressed some interest in incorporating Deken into vanilla in the future.

> Thanks to whoever is helping to provide an alternative for Pd-extended! You are doing tremendous work!

Yes indeed.

Dan Wilcox
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