[PlanetCCRMA] pure data and FC5

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Sun Jul 23 17:40:02 2006

On Sun, 2006-07-23 at 15:26 -0700, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-07-22 at 13:00 -0700, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> > On Sat, 2006-07-22 at 09:35 +0200, ciccolix wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > > after some years I install again the planet.
> > > I have a fresh installation (1 day :)) of FC 5 but seem that pd and all 
> > > pd related stuff are missing from the repository.
> > > 
> > > There are some trik in order to install those packages in FC5
> > > or is more fast to install FC4 ?
> > > or is better build pd from source ?
> > > 
> > > Apologize if the question has been posted before.
> > 
> > I have a package in the works and it keeps getting interrupted when more
> > important things surface, sorry. I'll see what I can do this weekend.
> > The pd package itself is, I'd say, sort of ready, it is the external
> > collection that I'm still working on. 
> and pd itself. 0.39-2 still defaults to oss, easy enough to fix (I would
> default to alsa - I did that with previous versions). But if you start
> it with "-jack" it does not create (stereo by default) ports
> automatically, and even if you say "-channels 2" nothing happens, you
> have to do to the jack dialog and change the defaults before the ports
> get created. Anyway, I'm looking at fixing this. 

Pd 0.39-2 is now available for fc5 (but not yet the expanded externals
collection). It defaults to alsa and will open a stereo pair of ports
when started with "-jack" (it also can work with realtime scheduling
with the "-rt" argument). 

Pd & jack still need a bit of work (as before). Right now pd
autoconnects to the alsa_pcm ports and you cannot change that, there
should be command line parameters for port names and whether to connect
or not. I think the needed stuff is there, there is just no connection
to the command line yet. 

-- Fernando