[PD] "make app" for vanilla?

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Sat Jan 2 17:10:21 CET 2021

Seems a bit of an overkill involving other languages and all that. Yeah, we
have libpd, but that doesn't support externals out of the box, for instance.

The "make app" we had in Extended was much simpler. It'd replicate the Pd
app and just open the patch you turned into an "app". This is convenient to
share your art work as it doesn't require people to download Pd + your
patch and maybe even externals. And everything is guaranteed to work out of
the box wherever you open it.

I've used this a couple of times back in the day for installations in art
galleries and it really felt good! People running the exhibition had no
trouble at all managing this. It is also good for concerts situations where
all pieces are played from one computer. You have your piece in an app in a
pendrive and it just works! I can see the point that it's not too much of
an incredible convenience, but it surely is convenient and the point is
that this was once made and maybe could be easily incorporated as a plugin
so you can generate an app.


Em sáb., 2 de jan. de 2021 às 10:56, Andre Osku Schmidt <andre at osku.de>

> > other solutions are welcome though ;)
> in case you want a custom ui, and want pd only for the "it's running in
> the background" part, i've been experimenting with pd+osc+qml and it's
> pretty nice! but i guess if one needs much/fast data between pd<->qml, osc
> might not be enough... (i already got "bad feeling" sending waveform
> average datas over osc)
> so it's really itching in my fingers to make an app (like pd(droid)party)
> with qt (that supposedly can compile for every os!) and libpd (i know only
> that it exists). and use pd patches for the "backend" and qml scripts for
> the "frontend"...
> but don't hold your breath, creating (cross) compiling and "advanced" (qt)
> c/c++ code is something where i seem to rage quit pretty early... *nudge
> nudge, wink wink*
> qt: https://doc.qt.io/qt-5/supported-platforms.html
> qml: https://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qmlapplications.html
> osc: https://github.com/hecomi/qml-osc
> cheerio
> .oskude
> ps. in case you try my fork of qml-osc, it seems i broke single values,
> hups... todo...
> pps. there is also https://www.qt.io/qt-for-python but meh...
> On Thu, 31 Dec 2020 18:19:36 -0300
> Alexandre Torres Porres <porres at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi, we all know Pd Extended had that nice feature of sharing your patch
> as
> > an app, could that be available for Vanilla as a plugin? What would it
> > take? What other similar solution could we have instead?
> >
> > Of course we can just share a zipped file with the patch and all external
> > dependencies, and then ask people to download Pd vanilla, but the "app"
> > idea is still more convenient for complete dummies.
> >
> > cheers
> > happy 2021
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