[PD] how-do-i-install-externals-and-help-files page (was Re: Linux Global folder for externals)
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Thu Mar 2 15:11:49 CET 2017
On Don, 2017-03-02 at 14:47 +0100, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
> On 2017-03-02 11:42, Roman Haefeli wrote:
> > Proposal:
> > First time Deken is used, it asks to install to the user specific
> > folder regardless whether it exists. If the user confirms, it
> > automatically creates it and download/extracts the installed
> > external
> > there. If the user says "no" the first time, Deken remembers this
> > decision and doesn't prompt for the user specific folder anymore
> > from
> > then on as long as it does not exist. We would then have the same
> > behavior as we do have now.
> > pros:
> > * People do not have to know about Pd peculiarities before they
> > can
> > successfully install and use external.
> > * Nobody is forced to use the user specific folder if they don't
> > want
> > to.
> > cons:
> > * People that do not want to use the user specific folder have to
> > click 'no' once. Is that too demanding?
> > * Deken needs some way to remember the decision. I don't know if
> > Deken has already a notion of remembering user decisions. I
> > hope it
> > does.
> > End goal:
> > The required knowledge to use externals successfully boils down to:
> > * selecting an external in Deken
> > * [declare] it within the patch
> > What do you think?
> rather than remembering the decision whether the user does (not) want
> the proposed directory, i'd rather have deken remember the last used
> install path.
> from the user side this seems to be more what we really want (if the
> user chose to not install into the default location, they must
> an alternative anyhow; chances are that they want to use it again; if
> not they have to (and can) select a different location.
> from the implementation side it doesn't really matter whether we need
> store a single flag or a full path.
Glad to hear.
What about prompting for the user specific folder, even if does not
exist, and creating it when confirmed? Do you, too, think this would be
desirable? Should I open another issue for this?
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