Finally: Build standalone applications in Pd


At last, a long-awaited feature surfaced in the latest releases of the ‘extended’ version of Pure Data (Pd), the open source programming environment that’s a close cousin of Max/MSP: Exporting patches as standalone applications.

Sure, this was possible before if you knew how to compile the necessary files and write your own scripts, but now, at least on Mac OS, it’s as easy as the push of a button. And I’m sure that will make a big, big difference for a lot of Pd builders. Hopefully, we’re going to see more and more Pd-based applications appear, that people without any experience in Pd can use straight out of the box.

It’s unclear when this feature will be available in the Linux and Windows versions of Pd, but if you’re on a Mac, just download the latest Pd autobuild.


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