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Re: [Sc-devel] SC3.2 RC 3 and SC 3.2

Hi Dan,

This may be a 3.3 issue, but, frankly, I do not like any of these approaches.

It seems to me that there should support for booting one copy of SC3 from different directories of startup files.

This would make the book-keeping associated with multiple project much easier both for personal and shared machines

As a particular example, machines at Wesleyan are configured so that everyone uses a single generic user account (it authenticates over the network but drops you into a "labuser" account). So it is currently impossible to fiddle with startup without affecting everyone else's work. The current solution is to simply make another copy of SC3 and redirect startup to the SC3 directory.
Of course this generates an enormous mess almost instantly...


On Feb 2, 2008, at 5:52 AM, Dan Stowell wrote:

OK, I think I agree with you here Scott, and the change should be
painless. I will commit the following today unless anyone talks me out
of it:

Index: SuperCollider3/build/SCClassLibrary/Platform/osx/OSXPlatform.sc
--- SuperCollider3/build/SCClassLibrary/Platform/osx/OSXPlatform.sc
(revision 7195)
+++ SuperCollider3/build/SCClassLibrary/Platform/osx/OSXPlatform.sc
(working copy)
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
 OSXPlatform : UnixPlatform
        name { ^\osx }
-       startupFiles { ^#["~/scwork/startup.rtf"] }
+       startupFiles { ^#["~/Library/Application
Support/SuperCollider/startup.rtf"] }
        startup {
                // make server window

2008/2/2, Scott Wilson <i@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
I'm not proposing to put a 'work' directory in the App Support dir, just
the startup file.

Putting a work directory there (or anywhere) presupposes how people want to organise their work, which is basically what I object to with ~/ scwork/. I
(and I suspect many other people) have nothing in my scwork directory
besides a startup file. As I mentioned before, I don't like things which create directories for me in ~/ and I feel the same about ~/ Documents/. 2

App support seems to me the right place for a configuration file, at least
on OSX anyway.

recordings/ I'm less fussed about, although putting it in ~/Music/ sort of
implies you're recording pieces, which is not the only way the record
functionality is used. There's also something to be said for putting things
in fewer places rather than more.


On 1 Feb 2008, at 23:35, felix wrote:

I'd actually vote for the chosen work directory, which should be whatever
Document.dir is set to.

and the default for that...

well we risk annoying people by moving it.  it they already have an
we could check for its existence. and if it doesn't exist then:

I like

which is also standard for applications to do.
Acrobat User Data
eFax Messenger
 Microsoft User Data

it wouldn't affect me (for example) because no matter what the default, I
would set it in my own startup to where I already have it.

the problem I see with the application support directory is that it doesn't seem like its for normal everyday work. it really is out of the way. its for plug ins, extensions and the like. or app cacheing. but not for people
to work out of.

so its good for the synth defs I think.

for recordings I still like
or we could put it also in the chosen work directory wish would leave less
of a mess.

you have to consider that some people will play around with this and then
forget about it.  they shouldn't have 3 large folders to get rid of.


On Feb 2, 2008 12:33 AM, Scott Wilson <i@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
What about the notion of moving the startup file and recordings
folders to platform specific app support directories?

This wouldn't be problematic to do I think.

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