Program Structure Help

    Dec 24 2006 | 8:16 am
    Hi group,
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.
    I'm a newbie to Max/MSP and Jitter for about 3 weeks now and have been reading through your recent posts. My demo version only has days to go, and I am considering program structure for a standalone program with the hope of it being useful for an upcoming project prior to purchasing.
    This leads me to a couple of questions. I am creating a simple testbed program for testing visual tools that I create with Jitter and small methods one by one or in small groups for a larger application.
    For this I am assuming I need a main patcher window with the code, a Javascript UI and a GL window sent to videoout on my graphics card and all connected by Max/Jitter messages.
    I have been through most of the tutorials and found the hints and info very informative, although now have a few questions.
    1. Is there a tutorial that explains sending batches of messages rather than individual messages between patches? I am currently using pack, unpack for this... is there another way?
    2. Is there a tutorial for placing a GL window automatically at application startup?
    3. Is there a tutorial for setting the initial window state at program starup, ie. minimized, maximised?
    4. Would the best structure be to use [subpathes] or seperate patches?
    5. Which is the best Javascript resource pertaining to this program, with UI examples?
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