[PD] JACK2 support on macOS

Roman Haefeli reduzent at gmail.com
Fri Jul 30 10:40:53 CEST 2021

There is already an issue open with some more background information:


Sorry for the noise.


On Fri, 2021-07-30 at 10:23 +0200, Roman Haefeli wrote:
> Hey all
> On macOS, I used to download a package named JackOSX for installing
> JACK (which seems to be the JACK1 implementation). Since a while now,
> the prominent source to get JACK seems https://jackaudio.org where
> you
> get JACK2 installers for macOS (and other platforms). 
> Pd downloaded from Miller's site doesn't see the JACK2 server on
> macOS.
> However, when I build a Pd.app against JACK2, I end up with a Pd that
> works with both, JACK1 and JACK2. To me it looks like the official
> builds are built against JACK1.
> Is there a reason to stick with JACK1, when building against JACK2
> seems to support both? I'm not totally sure how far that support
> goes.
> I know about some instances where Pd.app built against JACK2 didn't
> see
> the JACK1 server. I didn't figure out why this was the case on one
> such
> system, but not on others. 
> Anyway, my impression is that someone installing JACK on macOS now is
> more likely to find JACK2 than JACK1. 
> Roman
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