Here's a new release of [vstplugin~] - a Pd external to load VST plugins on Windows, macOS and Linux!
Binaries are available on Deken or can be downloaded here: https://git.iem.at/pd/vstplugin/-/releases
If possible, please report any issues at https://git.iem.at/pd/vstplugin/issues, otherwise leave a comment.
NOTE: macOS users might consider using my Pd vanilla fork, where the VST GUI doesn't run on the audio thread. You can download binaries here: https://github.com/Spacechild1/pure-data/releases/tag/v0.51.1-eventloop. It is the same as Pd 0.51-1, but it offers the option to run a Cocoa event loop. Maybe this feature will make its way into a future version of Pd vanilla.
Here are the major new features:
automatic bit bridging (load 32-bit plugins on a 64-bit Pd and vice versa).
[open(: new flags "-p" for sandboxing and "-b" for bridging. Both options allow plugins to crash safely without taking down the Pd. This can be handy for buggy/unstable plugins (especially during live shows
[open(: new "-t" flag for multithreading (process plugins in seperate helper threads to utilize more CPU cores)
[latency(message is sent whenever the plugin's processing latency changes
See the release page for the full change log.