Some months ago I announced a little MXJ system for creating a
completely embedded SQL database inside Max, saving data to text
files in Max's search path. The forum thread is here:
(except that this now seems to bork out the Cycling '74 site - and I
don't know why it's putting session information into the URL - so
you'll probably have to do a forum search for "HSQLDB").
I've just modified the package so that it can talk to external MySQL
databases as well as embedded HSQLDB ones, and I've build an example
MXJ object which takes SQL statements directly, basically serving the
same purpose as Bill Orcutt's MySQL external.
Details, instructions, examples, downloads at:
This should work on OS X and Windows XP. (I've not tested this
version on XP, but the previous HSQLDB version worked.) I would hope
it would work unmodified on a forthcoming Max/MSP for Mac/Intel.
I've not thrashed this release very much - I add the MySQL support
this afternoon after having problems with Bill's MySQL external - but
it's now running as the backbone of a sound installation I'm
preparing for next week, and seems to be pretty happy.
nick rothwell -- composition, systems, performance -- http://