[LAA] ANN: pd-l2ork version 20150917 now available

Ivica Ico Bukvic ico at vt.edu
Fri Sep 18 05:39:18 UTC 2015

Apologies for x-posting,

Following over dozen minor releases, yesterday pd-l2ork team has 
unveiled our latest major release, version 20150917. Release highlights 

Release highlights:

*Expanded K12 module
*Pd-L2Ork can now coexist with other releases without any package conflicts
*Drawing optimizations
*New convenience functions, like comments with endlines and labels with 
*Comprehensive Raspberry PI GPIO with PWM and I2S/MCP3008 (for analog 
ins) support
*New version of L2Ork-centric libcwiid library fork offering support for 
all versions of Nintendo-branded wiimotes, including the new MotionPlus 
Inside, as well as the support for interleaved passthrough mode (e.g. 
MotionPlus + Nunchuk)
*Code refactoring
*Bunch of minor and aesthetic fixes
*Last release (barring any major bugs) prior to the next major release 
featuring node-webkit GUI (node-webkit version is currently in alpha 
stage of development)

For a changelog and a more detailed overview, please visit:

To download pd-l2ork:

NB: Currently only Ubuntu 14.04 64bit build is available, with 32bit and 
Raspberry Pi builds forthcoming.

About Pd-L2Ork
Pd-L2Ork is a fork of the ubiquitous Pure-Data focusing on improved user 
interface, expanded collection of externals, and an advanced SVG-enabled 
graphical front-end. Originally it was introduced as the core 
infrastructure for the Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork 
http://l2ork.icat.vt.edu), and has since expanded to include K-12 
learning module with a unique learning environment offering adaptable 
granularity that has been utilized in over dozen maker workshops and 
initiatives, including the Raspberry Pi Orchestra program for middle 
school children introduced in the summer 2014. Today, pd-l2ork is being 
developed by a growing number of international collaborators and 

For additional info L2Ork and pd-l2ork:

More about the founding author:


Ivica Ico Bukvic, D.M.A.
Associate Professor
Computer Music
ICAT Senior Fellow
Director -- DISIS, L2Ork
Virginia Tech
School of Performing Arts – 0141
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-6139
ico at vt.edu

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