[PD] standalone with preferences included on OSX?

Alex Norman x37v.alex at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 16:11:42 CET 2017

Couldn't you do this with an installer? Those are pretty standard in the computer world..

Would they be afraid of: run this installer ( puts pd.app in applications, installs externals where you need them, sets initial preferences) then run pd? 


On January 13, 2017 3:44:02 AM PST, enrike <altern2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>On or., 2017.eko urtren 13a 12:18, Christof Ressi wrote:
>>> creating a bat script that opens bin/pd.exe with the
>>> right flags to point to the extras and load them.
>> I was just going to suggest that. Since you already did that on
>windows, what's the reason why that approach doesn't work for you on
>OSX (with a shell script)? I also don't see why you needed a .exe, the
>user can just click on the script... or is it just because people are
>used to launch programs from clicking executables?
>yeah, technophobic art students get scared of anything.
>I will try to go for the script but starting an app from a shell script
>is not what they are used to :) I wanted to find a solution that would 
>allow me to pass them a copy of PD that they just double click to run 
>with no setup involved at all.
>I know that they would learn more if they would install the extras and 
>set the paths and preferences, but some of them would drop at there
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