SuperCollider GUIDES

Using Extensions

Using Extensions

SC supports extensions to its class library, documentation, and server UGen plugins. Extensions should be packaged as a single folder containing all three (for convenient addition or removal), or any combination, which can then be placed in platform-specific extension directories in order to be included.

Platform Specific Directories

You can install extensions simply by copying the extensions to the following location. There are different directories for per-user and system-wide extensions that apply to all users.. The locations can be obtained by running Platform.userExtensionDir and Platform.systemExtensionDir.

Typical user-specific extensions directories:
OSX~/Library/Application Support/SuperCollider/Extensions/
Linux~/.local/share/SuperCollider/Extensions/

Typical system-wide extension directories:
OSX/Library/Application Support/SuperCollider/Extensions/
Linux/usr/share/SuperCollider/Extensions/

How Extensions Folders Should be Organised

Class files and UGen plugins are recognised by their file extensions. Anything placed within a folder named ignore/ (case insensitive) will be ignored when compiling the class library or loading plugins.

Here is an example folder layout:

MyExtension