[PD] how to share a .pd_darwin file?

i go bananas hard.off at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 12:28:49 CET 2016

thanks IOhannes,

verbose mode helped us realise that the file wasn't being found.

we found the culprit.  i had shared the file via facebook chat, and it had
clipped the tilde off the file name.

seems to be working now!


On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 7:57 PM, IOhannes m zmoelnig <zmoelnig at iem.at>

> On 2016-02-10 10:24, i go bananas wrote:
> > i just made my first proper external, and was so super chuffed that i got
> > it working.
> >
> > i'm on osx, so using .pd_darwin extension.
> >
> > i put it in my extra folder, made a demo patch in pd, and it works fine.
> >
> > only problem is, when i shared the .pd_darwin with 2 friends, it didn't
> > work for either of them. (i checked they had put it in the extra folder)
> >
> > does anyone have an idea what might be wrong?
> how about:
> tell them to Pd in verbose-mode ("-verbose"), and see whether the
> external can be found (and if it can't be found, this will give you a
> clue where Pd searches for the libraries).
> if it can be found, try to find out whether the dylib loader throws an
> error (e.g. on the stderr/stdout; so you might need to start Pd from the
> cmdline).
> do you use the same Pd version?
> Pd's API is very stable, but every now and then a new function is added.
> if you use such a new function in your code, then you cannot use the
> external with a version of Pd that predates the introduction of said
> function).
> do you (dynamically) link against non-standard libraries?
> are they present (and in a searched-for location) on your friends machine?
> fgmasdr
> IOhannes
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