[PD] Cyclone future

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Tue Feb 23 22:46:29 CET 2016

I'm seconding Dan on this, name ideas was something being proposed to me
and all before Fred shared his intention to stop working on "cyclone". I
didn't even liked the idea of forking cyclone then, the reason being that
there was no significant change for for projects, one only being able to be

now, from a previous thread

2016-02-20 15:57 GMT-02:00 Matt Barber <brbrofsvl at gmail.com>:

> If a Max 4.6 compatibility library is really necessary, perhaps that could
> be the fork with the new name.

I agree to Matt on this too, but with the remark that Max 4.6 compatibility
would also be present in the updates and further development of cyclone

keeping it simple, the whole issue camos with some of us wanting to
collaborate and work on updates of cyclone, and the current maintainer
having issues with it, it's not that he didn't want to spend his time
working on it, more like he was against that others would help him do that.

do we really need to fork in order to update a library keeping its original

I'm ok with whatever the community think it's best. I already started
working a lot on this and now I'm just on it, 20 new objects in the way, a
whole revision of all help files going on, it's happening...


2016-02-23 18:08 GMT-03:00 Dan Wilcox <danomatika at gmail.com>:

> If neither krzysztof not Fred plan to continue development, why can’t it
> continue under the same name? (Keeping attribution of course!) I’d argue
> multiple libraries is more confusing to the user especially when they all
> provide roughly the same functionality but the main one is now very out of
> date. That, plus the fact that urging people to use [declare -lib cyclone]
> now requires urging people to do a batch find/replace for “cyclone” when,
> again, the functionality is the same.
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> On Feb 23, 2016, at 1:32 PM, pd-list-request at lists.iem.at wrote:
> i therefore ask both fred and alexandre to change the name of their
> library, so that they cannot be confused with both the original cyclone
> library and with each other: neither of the forks is an (or /the/)
> "official" fork.
> for what it is worth, git makes it easy to incorporate changes between
> forks (using pull requests, cherry picking,...) even if the names are
> different!
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