Anytime that I load puredata (on mac os 10.4.8) I must to resetting up the audio and midi setting, why? It's a solution?
You can do stuff with the command line options from pd (http://puredata.org/docs/faq/FrontPage#WhatArePdsCommandLineOptions) . On windows you can save these in a batch file. I'm not sure what the mac/linux batchfile counterpart is?
Hope this helps.
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Here's my linux batch that restores midi and audio setup, opens the default patch, then it waits 5 seconds for pd to initialize and then connects my Behringer controller with aconnect.
Will not work on OSX though (no alsa/OSS but coreaudio),
pd -oss -alsamidi -mididev 1 -open home/xxxxx/Main.pd &
aconnect 'BCR2000' 'Pure Data'
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This is not obvious but actualy quite simply done in pure data, without using comandline !
From the menu select PD>Preferences>Startup: Press "Save all setting" and then press "Apply" and then press "OK"
Your settings wil now load when PD is started.
By the way, I just bought my macbook a few days ago and noticed I can't get below 15ms latency with the core audio drivers, how are your latencies? Are you using Jack? (I haven't figured out how it works yet)
Also I noticed the help-intro.pd file from the 5.Reference section of the helpfiles is to big to display on a 1280x800 macbook screen, but if you edit the help-intro.pd file and change the first line to:
#N canvas 155 0 693 650 12; (the fourth number is the widow height, which used to be 923 or something)
yeah for some reason on osx that save all settings thing doesn't work. well, not for me anyway.
it works for paths, but not for devices.
as always with pd...it seems best just to concentrate on what you CAN do (which is still pretty much as close to limitless as any media software goes)
I just checked, the Pd version 0.38.4-extended-RC8 is buggy that's why I don't have this problem!
I'm using the latest release from Miller's website 0.40-2 for intel mac on OS X 10.4.8
I found a solution!
If you delete the settings file from Users/<you>/Library/Preferences/org.puredata.pd.plist on OS X
Puredata extended will create a new one for you if you save your settings (sans all the libraries). You can add the libraries/externals you need later bij adding them from the preferences.
Now it loads your settings on startup, I guess the problem is in the number of libraries in the config file.
Hope this helps,