It would be nice to have the following GUI improvements from pd-extended in vanilla:
- The pd-extended color scheme for objects, inlets, outlets and wires. IMHO these give important visual cues which make it easier to work with Pd, especially for beginners.
- An option in the Edit menu to toggle autopatching. It's very convenient if the user can change this on the fly while running Pd.
- jsarlo's "magic glass". In edit mode this allows you to point the mouse at a wire to peek at the data passing through the wire. This is toggled with a corresponding option in the Edit menu. This is also very convenient, and IMHO a great tool for learning Pd.
I've compiled a patch from the corresponding 3 changesets in the patch_series branch of the pd-extended git repository, which applies cleanly on top of the pure-data git repository (as of 2011-04-19). I've also fixed some 64 bit related issues with magic glass, this is included in the patch.