[PD] Preferred/best practice for loading external objects

Chris McCormick chris at mccormick.cx
Mon May 9 03:32:35 CEST 2016


On 08/05/16 11:12, Miller Puckette wrote:
> Me, when I shout a thte computer, it's more likely to be "where the *&$^%&
> did you put the file I just downloaded?" or "why the $%*& did you just do
> that" as opposed to "why did you just ask me to confirm this operation that
> will put files on my disk".  But I know my own tastes aren't shared by all
> users...

While we are shouting, it seems people (including you) are annoyed about 
"~/pd-externals" all up in their home directory. I wonder if it would 
make sense to deprecate that in favour of standard config paths on all 

Blender does this well already and follows existing desktop standards. I 
think it would be a good model to copy:

Linux = $HOME/.config/blender/2.77/

Mac OSX = /Users/$USER/Library/Application Support/Blender/2.77/

MS-Windows = C:\Documents and Settings\$USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Blender 


For Pd you probably wouldn't need the version number thing. Or maybe you 

Once again I am sorry that this is an email and not a pull-request!




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