So for doing Debian packages of Pd we could either elect someone to
create portaudio packages that match our needs, or we'd need to
make Pd run with PA 0.18, as provided with Debian. Choose your
pa18: portaudio api1
pa19: portaudio api2
please note, that it's portaudio 18, not 0.18!
All I did was check in portmidi where Miller had overlooked it.
Currently the way the "pd" section is set up is a mirror of Miller's
development enviroment. It will only makes our lives more
complicated if the CVS does not mirror Miller's development
environment as much as possible (sadly ASIO can't be included, maybe
we should replace ASIO with DirectSound support? DirectSound
included in MinGW.)
i guess, you've done extensive tests that verify that directsound gives
as good latency results as asio?