[L2Ork-dev] Presentation

Albert Graef aggraef at gmail.com
Sat Jul 11 15:42:08 EDT 2020

Hi Evamaria,

On Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 3:59 PM Evamaria Flooh <eviflooh at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm Evamaria, please don't mind my english, I'm from Austria. Is your
> program available in german?

Yes, German translations are available (see the screenshot below), they
should be enabled by default if your system uses a German locale.
Otherwise, in Linux you should be able to run `LANG=de purr-data` (or maybe
`LANG=de pd-l2ork` depending on how you installed Purr Data) to get the
German language version.

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Note that the German localization will only affect menus, dialogs, tooltips
and the like, but not the help patches or any of the messages printed in
the terminal.

I'm not shure if I can be part of your idea because I have no experience in
> development, I'm a middle aged “Madame“ (42) living in Peru and I don't
> even have a notebook, only my cellphone.

While you can program on a smartphone, it's tedious, with the small screen
and the very limited set of development tools available there. You'll need
to get a laptop or PC to do any serious programming.

At the moment I'm introducing myself to programming languages. Can you give
> me a tip, which language is the best for beginners?

Not in general. But if you're interested in Pd or Purr Data (a.k.a.
Pd-L2ork), the languages you should look at are C, JavaScript and Lua. A
complete novice might find C difficult. Javascript is readily available in
most web browsers and there are online courses available on the web. Lua is
a nice, small and easy-to-use but very capable so-called "scripting
language" which can be used for extending Purr Data and game programming.

Does it make sense for you and me to participate in lork?

Not sure whether you're talking about the software project or the community
around it. The latter is always true -- just download and start using Purr
Data and learn how it works, then ask questions or post about your projects
here. The former, on the other hand, requires that you learn how to program
first, which, to be honest, is a difficult endeavour. To participate in
this software project, you will first have to learn at least one or two of
the languages I mentioned above and know them reasonably well, so that you
can write your own programs.


Dr. Albert Gr"af
Computer Music Research Group, JGU Mainz, Germany
Email: aggraef at gmail.com, web: https://agraef.github.io/
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