[chuck-users] Blob (was; Physics Engine In Chuck)

Adam Tindale adamtindale at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 16 15:11:17 EST 2008

I complete disagree with this idea. I have been using a fair bit of PD lately and it is very decentralized. It is very difficult to find patches and documentation. The PD-Extended is feature rich but is a real mess compared to Miller's vanilla version.

ChucK needs some help but the answer is involvement. We have people who comment that parts are lacking. Great. What we need are people who will fix them. The source for everything is available and you can change it and send it back to the dev team. They have been great at merging patches that have been sent.

What ChucK really needs is a chuck-users package that contains user generated UGENS and patches. GNU octave has a project called octave-forge that does this and it is very successful. There are some amazing users who have developed fantastic patches that have been kind enough to post their code for people. If we could put this all in one place then it would be easy to manage, update, and show to new users. 

The centralized, controlled nature of ChucK is one of the reasons that it is has been so successful. If you want to get involved a higher level, please do. As you point out, ChucK is great but we still have a lot of work to do until it becomes perfect. Let's build, not rebuild.



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