[PD] pd-0.48.1 trouble getting started

Dan Wilcox danomatika at gmail.com
Wed Jan 10 15:10:03 CET 2018

Once generated, an autotools build is basically just scripting & makefiles and works on a ton of platforms. It's old & ugly, but it works pretty well. You only need the compiler and associated tools to build using the common ./configure && make pattern and the common make targets (install, etc) are provided. Plus, automake just generates plain makefiles which you can look into and debug. Its a logical step from the plain makefile build and slots in nicely with open source package management distribution ala Debian packages etc.

Also, we've just spent a couple years now upgrading this system and moving to CMAKE now isn't going to give us more than what we already need, apart from a hard requirement, learning a new setup, and a perhaps nicer but more opaque build sequence. It would be more of a requirement if Pd *had* to be built in Xcode and/or Visual Studio and CMAKE could then generate the project files for us but we don't really need that.

> On Jan 10, 2018, at 2:54 PM, pd-list-request at lists.iem.at wrote:
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> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:53:51 +0100
> From: David Medine <dmedine at ucsd.edu <mailto:dmedine at ucsd.edu>>
> To: pd-list at lists.iem.at <mailto:pd-list at lists.iem.at>
> Subject: Re: [PD] pd-0.48.1 trouble getting started
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> Any reason not to use CMake? I find it makes things a lot easier, 
> especially when dealing with multiple platforms. It requires installing 
> CMake, of course, but I think it is reasonable to expect that anyone 
> building Pd from source can install CMake.

Dan Wilcox
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