[PD] how-do-i-install-externals-and-help-files page (was Re: Linux Global folder for externals)

Roman Haefeli reduzent at gmail.com
Thu Mar 2 22:38:51 CET 2017

On Don, 2017-03-02 at 18:26 -0300, Alexandre Torres Porres wrote:
> 2017-03-02 18:08 GMT-03:00 Roman Haefeli <reduzent at gmail.com>:
> > 
> > I'm confused. You wrote above sentence. Don't know what you meant.
> haha, I'm even arguing to myself then! It's that on the deken issue
> you were complaining about not being able to write to the user
> folder... I was trying to say that was a linux issue only.
> > Deken should not ask you to download there, if it can't write
> > there. If it still does, it might be a bug. 
> it's just a last ditch effort, it's gotta ask you to download
> somewhere...
> > That's why they have their user specific folder. 
> Well, they don't for Pd... at least for now...
> > Anyway, at least don't teach that to anybody, even if you believe
> > it works well for you.
> It has a particularity... it makes a difference wether you install in
> the global, user or application. In the case of an application, it'll
> only be valid for that Pd app, so you can have multiple Pds or Pd-
> Extended along side it. So, well, yeah, I think we should tell people
> that they can do it if they want to...

Sorry if I didn't make myself clear. It's not advised to change the
default permissions of protected system-wide folders. There's nothing
wrong with hand-crafting your Pd.app to suite your specific needs.

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