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mxj quickie, it lacks…

February 28, 2009 | 11:00 am

Dear all,

lately I am using the mxj object more than I ever thought I would. I am happy with the whole process except for three very frustrating issues.

First is the lack of Ctrl+A (select all) in quickie on a Windows machine. Second is the necessity of re instantiating the object after every compile. Third; although I save my code in Max 5′s java folder, when I re open my patch it decompiles my code using JOODE and I loose the whole structure my code.

Is it me who’s missing something or is it just how it is?


February 28, 2009 | 12:39 pm

I don’t think quickie is meant for anything more than quickies.

If you’re doing a lot of Java stuff, you should probably set yourself up with Eclipse or XCode or Visual whatever.


March 1, 2009 | 10:54 am

I am using Eclipse.

What always happens to me is the following: I come up with a idea, start building a quickie for it. At one moment the object itself becomes too large so I want to copy it into Eclipse. But since Ctrl+A does not work I have to Shift+Page down afterwards copy it to Eclipse.

But I see the point that quickie is meant for quickies Smile


March 1, 2009 | 7:48 pm

Can you not just save the .java file created with [mxj quickie] and open it in Eclipse?

That’s what I do with XCode. You have to watch out because [mxj quickie] and XCode will try to overwrite each other’s saved versions. But it works fine as long as you pay attention.


March 28, 2009 | 5:18 pm

do you then compile in the Terminal? using:

javac -classpath "/Applications/maxmsp 4.6/Cycling ’74/java/lib/max.jar" my_object.java

so Eclipse / XCode is really a better editing environment?


April 8, 2009 | 7:38 pm

Yes, Eclipse/XCode is a far better editing environment.
Editing in TextMate is great for Mac users, also.
Da ABSOLUTE BOMB editor for JAVA: IntelliJ….woooo….

Syntax colorization/error detection/code auto completion/auto refactoring, huge # of frameworks available for auto-application to the project (Groovy, Spring,etc.)

I lurve it…
Eclipse fairly rocks, also…and is free, so is XCode…

ymmv:
charlieb


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