[PD] 0.47.1 tcl issue

Dan Wilcox danomatika at gmail.com
Mon Dec 4 11:09:12 CET 2017

> On Dec 4, 2017, at 10:19 AM, pd-list-request at lists.iem.at wrote:
> hi, just tried installing both the 32 and 64 bit vanilla builds on newly
> updated macbook with OSX 10.13.1, and get error pasted below.
> so, i checked, and it seems this version of OSX only comes with tcl 8.5,
> not 8.4.

The main difference is that the 0.47-1 version of Pd uses an older version of Wish on macOS which expects Tk 8.4.

> is there a simple way to get this working here?


Main thing is that you will need to copy the app launcher from the 0.48-0 app into the 0.47-1 app:

* close the app (if open)
* right click on the app and choose "Show Package Contents"
* copy the Contents/MacOS/Pd launcher from Pd-0.47-1.app into the MacOS folder in Pd-0.48.0.app
* open Pd-0.48-0.app

Once that is done, start Pd and set the log level to verbose. If the Tk version is 8.5.9, you don't want to use it as it's pretty buggy. Hopefully 10.13 comes with at least 8.5.13 by now...

If it is indeed 8.5.9, you copy the newer pre-built Tcl and TK frameworks in the 0.48-0 app into the 0.47-1 app:

* close both apps (if open)
* right click on both apps and choose "Show Package Contents"
* copy the Contents/Frameworks folder from Pd-0.47-1.app into the Contents folder in Pd-0.48.0.app
* open Pd-0.48-0.app

The Tk search path order has Pd look inside the bundle first for the frameworks, so this should work.

> For the record, the newest version of pd, 0.48-0 seems to work
> fine...except for that annoying font size issue, which currently renders it
> unusable for me.

Miller just merged my OR which fixes the sizing issue, so 0.48-1 should work fine for you when it comes out.

Dan Wilcox
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