Hi all. I've recently become a committed Purr-data (Pd-l2ork) user; curved patchcords alone are something I have become very attached to. However, I have been struggling to add new externals, until I chanced upon some stuff suggesting I would have to compile any externals I wanted to add myself. I just wanted to understand why this might be the case, and what the going solutions/alternatives are. (eg. is it possible to use Deken?)
I'm on MacOS 64-bit; I have downloaded (and added to my search paths) the xplay library containing .pd_darwin files. I can see from running
file xplay.pd_darwin that it accommodates i386 architecture... and so I don't quite understand why I would need to compile it myself to get it to work.
Could someone please provide an explanation for that, and any suggestions for how to most easily add externals? Apologies if this has already been covered multiple times, but my search results were scattered and inconclusive.