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How to Download Externals from Pd Vanilla (a.k.a. 'deken')?

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Pd Vanilla has its own external manager since version 0.47-0! This is a built in .tcl plug-in named ‘deken’ <https://github.com/pure-data/deken> that has been incorporated into the Pd Vanilla distribution to manage the download of external libraries and externals.

So if you have Pd 0.47-0 or greater, you can just open it, click on the “Help” menu and select "Find externals". Then the plugin opens and you can just type the library’s name you want and hit enter or click “search”. You can also look for an external name and the library that contains it might be shown. All available versions of the library will be shown to you, but the versions specific to your system are highlighted.

When you click on the version you want, Pd asks you if you want to download it to your User specific folder(see https://puredata.info/docs/faq/how-do-i-install-externals-and-help-files for details on where to find that folder in your system). You can select another download target if you want. As soon as the download is finished, the compressed file is automatically decompressed into a folder containing the library.

by Alexandre Torres Porres last modified 2017-03-02 12:35 AM

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