[PD] Advice on PD versions for classroom deployment

enrike altern2 at gmail.com
Sat May 25 13:53:34 CEST 2019

this does deploy PD + many libraries into a standalone version of PD. It 
is easy to add new ones or modify the .bat/.sh they provide to meet your 


19/5/24 18:31(e)an, Martin Dupras igorleak idatzi zuen:
> For several years now, I've been deploying Pd-extended in my teaching
> environments, and linking to the same installers so that my students
> could install exactly the same version on their own machines. (I am
> perfectly aware that Pd-extended has not been maintained for some
> time.)
> I would welcome advice about a strategy to deploy a monolithic "same
> everywhere" version of PD. Ideally, this would be with a set of
> libraries that are fixed at a given version and work the same on MacOS
> and Windows.
> I'm leaning toward Purr-data, but as I understand it does not yet have
> Gem on MacOS. Is that right?
> Alternatively, would there be a way for me to install PD-vanilla and
> Deken install some libraries in such a way that I can deploy a copy
> with all dependencies in a single folder?
> In essence, the constraints have to do with the fact that software
> installations are managed by our IT team, so I need to give them a
> specific set of instruction and be reasonably guaranteed that the
> results will work. Neither students (nor I) can I install software on
> those machines. It's also important to me to insure that students can
> bring their work to and from university to home, and that the work in
> progress that send me opens and works on my machine.
> Any good suggestions?
> Thanks,
> - martin
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