NodeWatcher notify sc-lang side node objects of their server sided state



Node instances (Synths and Groups) can be registered with the NodeWatcher.  

It watches for server node status messages:

n_go 

n_end

n_off

n_on


and sets the isPlaying and isRunning variables on the Node instance accordingly.  A Node that ends is unregistered at that time.


In some cases this can be an invaluable service.  The use of an independant object to maintain the state keeps the implementation of the Node classes simple. 

Note that server notification should be on. (this is default. see: aServer.notify)


the most common use: 

NodeWatcher.register(aNode);



*new(server)

create a new instance listening to the server's address


*newFrom(server)

create a new instance listening to the server's address

if there is one present already return that one

*register(aNode, assumePlaying)

aNode can be a Group or a Synth.

the NodeWatcher is created internally

assumePlaying: if true, the node's isPlaying field is set to true

*unregister(aNode)

remove the node from the list of nodes.

this happens also when a node is freed.

start

add the OSCresponderNode to listen to the address

stop

remove the OSCresponderNode to stop listen to the address 



// example:


(

b = s.makeBundle(false, {

a = Group.new(s); //create a node object

NodeWatcher.register(a); // register before creating on the server

});

)

a.isPlaying;

s.listSendBundle(nil, b); //start the node on the server

a.isPlaying;

a.isRunning;

a.run(false);

a.isRunning;

s.freeAll; //free all nodes

a.isPlaying;

a.isRunning;



DebugNodeWatcher


for debugging, it can be useful to see every node start and end

it doesn't require registration, reacts to each message.



// example:

n = DebugNodeWatcher(s);

n.start;

x = Group(s);

x.run(false);

x.free;

n.stop;


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