adding a binary package to pd-cyclone

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at
Fri Dec 24 17:55:00 UTC 2010

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  
>> <hans 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.



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