Feature request: Port MaxMSP to Linux


    Jan 19 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Feature request: Port MaxMSP to Linux.
    If you need this, too, please second this post, thank you.

    • Jan 19 2014 | 1:45 pm
      Hi. I asked the C74 guys about this last week - there are no current plans to support Linux (unfortunately)...
      I think PD is currently the route to go for that..
    • Jan 19 2014 | 1:50 pm
      Let me code an external for that. Oh wait...
      Guys, this has been requested for years and years. C74 knows there's demand for that.
    • Jan 19 2014 | 2:19 pm
      Sure, but if they still do not have a Linux port in their intinerary it might make sense to remind our nice engineers again :) Porting from OSX to Linux seems much easier, than to Windows, no?
    • Jan 19 2014 | 2:39 pm
      Since Juce is a cross-platform framework it shouldn't be a too difficult..
    • Jan 19 2014 | 2:50 pm
      Ullrich, tell us more about Juce, please.
    • Jan 19 2014 | 2:50 pm
      lol, once a year. +1 for that matter. So I'll repeat my wish for a Max no-GUI command line execution.
      What about gen? That should be easy, why not make a linux(and other OS) no-gui command line wrapper for gen code? :P
    • Jan 19 2014 | 6:14 pm
      oh that's interesting! I didn't know that there at least were so serious thoughts about going linux.
    • Jan 19 2014 | 8:00 pm
      @Nicolas Danet
      So as far as i understand, that means, that generally it wouldn't be hard to port maxmsp to Linux, but M4L and Mira complicate the issue? I coudl live with a PD-kind of GUI. Thanx for more insight.
      @Woyteg
      You sound ironic. But you know, i'd seriously wish for a port to Linux, as currently it seems to be the only platform, which supports custom made hardware for this kind of thing. RaspberryPI etc.
    • Jan 19 2014 | 10:29 pm
      does someone have any idea if Ableton is considering to port live to Linux ? they and c74 might secretly conspire to cross the gap together, who knows...
    • Jan 20 2014 | 1:17 am
      You sound ironic.
      (my second comment on this was actually meant seriously) sorry, I really want max to be ported to linux, and I can't imagine there are many people out there who work with max seriously and haven't thought of this. It would be just great. But linus torwalds himself moans about linux on desktop all the time, it just takes time, and I honestly believe it will rule the world :) I mean linux is far ahead in all other places but the desktop..
    • Jan 20 2014 | 10:27 am
      every time I see this post I have a chuckle to myself at the "feature request" tag - no offence to the OP :)
    • Jan 20 2014 | 10:46 am
      @woyteg Pardon me, i got you wrong obviously. @nicolas danet Well, i think, that the subject is even more open now due to the small new pocket things. The live implications of this are endless, much better than with ableton, if i may be so ironic. Without a monitor one actually plays music. Well, that's just me. It's surely clever to use PD right away instead of waiting on MaxMSP for long.
    • Jan 20 2014 | 10:55 am
      Lee, yes, well, psychologically it works better this way. What makes you chuckle, does it seem not polite enough for you?
      To me it is an actual feature request.
      (Ableton Live's main ideas seem repetition, syncing, looping etc - MaxMSP is much broader an idea.)
    • Jan 20 2014 | 11:08 am
      no, just that I'd think of it more as a complete port to another operating system (i.e. a massive piece of work) rather than a feature request (e.g. allow me to change the colour of x to y) - just funny is all
    • Jan 20 2014 | 1:56 pm
      If you put a business hat on, then you have to ask what would be the ROI? Given that most Linux users don't want to pay for anything, it's hard to see why C74 would bother.
    • Jan 20 2014 | 3:42 pm
      A good point - will be interesting to find out what %age of Bitwig users end up being Linux based...
    • Jan 20 2014 | 9:01 pm
      "Not for programming issues, but mainly for commercial reasons." -> that's the point!
    • Aug 07 2014 | 1:02 pm
      Would love linux version as well, for commercial reasons. It's not cheap or stable enough on windows or mac to make a commercial product that would be as good as if it would work on Linux.
    • Aug 07 2014 | 3:59 pm
      I can't talk to Windows but I don't see why a Linux version would be any more or less stable than a Mac version.
      It’s not cheap or stable enough on windows or mac to make a commercial product that would be as good as if it would work on Linux.
    • Aug 07 2014 | 5:44 pm
      I'm on mac and the new OSX features are really not fun to me. Big Brother… The only reason for me not to go on Mageia or another Linux is actually Max. The day there is a Max Port to Linux will be a bye bye OSX for me.
    • Mar 28 2015 | 3:14 pm
      +1
      I want to deploy software made with Max on raspberry pis.
    • Mar 28 2015 | 3:14 pm
      @VICHUG I think this is where BitWig is trying to enter the market.
    • Mar 31 2017 | 7:53 pm
      Just coming from a Bitwig party, they have 30% Linux users. The potential is much higher than one would believe. I know a lot of musicians who are seriously pissed off by Apple/Windows behaviours. I would do the switch... Ok, Bitwig has no competition at all on Linux, and its hard to tell how many of these 30% are actually additional customers. I am sure the effort would pay off...
    • Mar 22 2018 | 9:34 pm
      hi @all . Just played a bit with GenPi and couldnt get much out of it lately . Do any of you still use it or had succesfully done something usefull with it? https://github.com/Cycling74/genPi If you wanna try it and have troubles with RtAudio RtMidi when compiling look at the issue I posted , it should solve the problems