[PD] New deken feature, create system user folder

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Thu Apr 6 17:22:20 CEST 2017

On 2017-04-06 06:20, Alexandre Torres Porres wrote:
> A parallel discussion in this thread is that the system folders change in
> MacOS, since ~/Library/Pd is an unusual and inconvenient place for that (an
> example is processing using ~/Documents instead)

i think ~/Documents is for user-created documents, whereas ~/Libraries
is for storing resources related to an application, such as plugins and
libraries [1].
afaict, a Pd-library (e.g. downloaded via deken) very much belongs into
the category of "plugins and libraries", rather than "user-created
so according to Apple's guidelines, ~/Library/Pd seems to be the correct
place to install Pd-libraries into.

iiuic, ~/Documents/Pd would be used for storing the patches you are
currently working on. this probably should be the default working
directory on OSX (i unfondly remember the days when it used to be '/')

i think the processing analogy also only takes the being-worked-on
documents into account, rather than reusable libraries.

(as i sidenote, this makes it out of the scope for deken (so nothing
that *i* would implement ;-)))



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