Subject: MAX Digest - 11 Aug 1998 to 12 Aug 1998
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 00:00:00 -0400
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There are 3 messages totalling 81 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. graphix
  2. What's the deal?
  3. European Vacation

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Date:    Wed, 12 Aug 1998 10:56:32 +0200
From:    Jeffrey Burns 
Subject: graphix

>Why is it that in a patch that opens a load of
>graphic boxes designed to fit together they are
>opened up behind the main patcher window. And not
>responding to a delayed "open " message to open them
>up again in front?
>Any clues ,
>Jim yw

Usually, when I write a patch with a graphic window, I write a
loadbang-delay to open the graphic window. This has the advantage of
eliminating the unpleasant gray border around the graphic window, when it's
not in the foreground. Using a delay of up to 250 msec., I have had no

Jeff Burns


Date:    Wed, 12 Aug 1998 15:53:37 -0400
From:    Stephen Kay 
Subject: What's the deal?

>What's the deal with MPW?  Am I mistaken or is this a full-featured
>C++ programming environment for Macintosh that can be downloaded
>free from the Apple developer website?  Is it, as I might expect,
>less well-documented, or more arcane than Code Warrior?  Can it
>be used to develop MAX externals?  If so is are there specific
>instructions that must be followed as with Think C or Code Warrior?
>Any opinions or other feedback are welcome.
>Nick Longo

I've never used it.  But my opinion would be that if you are going
to try and start writing max externals in C, and expect to get any
meaningful help/advice from others doing so, you should shell out
the bucks for CodeWarrior, since that's what most people currently
writing externals in C use.  Not only that, it's the best development
environment available for the Mac.

Stephen Kay


Date:    Thu, 13 Aug 1998 00:47:27 +0200
From:    dudas 
Subject: European Vacation

OK. This has nothing to do with that silly Chevy Chase movie.

It seems the Ircam ftp server is down, and it will probably remain that way
until the end of the month when the summer vacation season is over here in

please be patient.

"... and until then there shall be no fears, no regrets, no anxiety; just
go forward in all your beliefs and prove to me that I am not mistaken in

anyone recognize that quote?




End of MAX Digest - 11 Aug 1998 to 12 Aug 1998