On Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 14:55, Hans-Christoph Steiner <h...@at.or.at> wrote:
> On Dec 24, 2010, at 9:41 AM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 02:10:27PM -0300, Felipe Sateler wrote:
>>> On Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 00:27, Hans-Christoph Steiner <h...@at.or.at>
>>> wrote:
>>>> I just pushed some changes to pd-cyclone that create a split-out binary
>>>> package called 'cyclist'.  As far as I understand it, I don't need to ITP
>>>> this new 'cyclist' package since its split off of the pd-cyclone source
>>>> package, but it does need to go thru the NEW queue.
>>>> 'cyclist' is a command line utility for converting file formats that is
>>>> built as part of the 'cyclone' library.  Its the only thing in 'pd-cyclone'
>>>> that installs into /usr/bin and has a man page, so it made sense to me to
>>>> split it out.  Then it can be installed on its own without puredata or any
>>>> Pd libraries.
>>>> Its ready for a sponsor/uploader if you are ready for it. :)
>>> It seems to me there isn't much point in having the cyclist binary
>>> without pd. What is the use case of converting Max/MSP patches into text, if
>>> not for importing into pd?
>> A search engine, perhaps?
> It would be useful to Max/MSP users separate from Pd.  And perhaps also
> useful to other computer music people.  The binary file format is really
> only for Max/MSP, but the text file format is quite old, and used by a
> number of other members of the Max family.  Pd and jMax for example, which
> are free software, and Max/FTS and Max/ISPW which are specialty proprietary
> versions of Max.

OK. The Recommends on cyclist by pd-cyclone is not clear to me. If
these tools have different use cases, then maybe recommends is too
strong a relationship.


Felipe Sateler

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