[PD] New deken feature, create system user folder

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Sat Apr 8 02:48:33 CEST 2017

Aliases are needed one way or another, cause you can only browse to a
folder, when you're adding a path to Pd's preferences...

This is not an issue in windows (not sure about linux...)

and I think is easier to hit a shortcut that goes to ~/Library ;) (command
+ shift + go)


2017-04-07 18:01 GMT-03:00 me.grimm <megrimm at gmail.com>:

> >> 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
> ~/Documents/Pd/libraries
> 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
> m
> On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 3:06 PM, Alexandre Torres Porres <porres at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 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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