[PD] New deken feature, create system user folder

me.grimm megrimm at gmail.com
Fri Apr 7 23:01:42 CEST 2017

>> 1) the folder is not created for you, you have to pre create it
(requiring previous knowledge

if deken isn't going to automate this on osx maybe just simple copy and
paste in a terminal (or?) for new users:

$ mkdir ~/Library/Pd && mkdir ~/Documents/Pd && ln -s ~/Library/Pd

at least in a workshop/class setting maybe

might be easier than finder -> go -> go to settings -> ~/Libraries and
making Pd directory THEN creating alias to wherever


On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 3:06 PM, Alexandre Torres Porres <porres at gmail.com>

> 2017-04-06 15:36 GMT-03:00 Alexandre Torres Porres <porres at gmail.com>:
>> We don't have such a user friendly manager like that with deken (far from
>> it)
> been saying it before, but in any case, by that, I mean:
> 1) the folder is not created for you, you have to pre create it (requiring
> previous knowledge)
> 2) you can't navigate to that folder in Pd Vanilla to add it to your
> preferences path (and Pd only add paths that you can navigate to). So you
> need to create an alias for that invisible folder to your desktop, then use
> it to find the path
> this is all for mac os, of course
> ways around that would be to auto create the folder and change it to a
> visible and findable path (like ~/Documents) or redesign pd's interface
> (which I feel is unlikelier to expect). But a visible folder in Documents
> will always be simpler, cause it's not always the case that you will
> download libraries from the library manager (deken). So now that I thought
> more about it, even if you redesign Pd's interface, this will still be an
> issue for mac users.
> cheers
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