I ask this delicately, and after a good deal of time having used OF through various iterations.
At first I thought this was a user error issue on my part, but as time goes on, it seems to be an OF issue, or community issue.
Long story short, it’s rare that projects that people put together are organized/linked properly.
You open the file in where it seems it should be opened, add ons, link correctly, but then CoreOF and/or OpenFrameworks.lib isn’t linked right. You move it a level, and then CoreOF / whatever links correctly, but whoops, the add ons aren’t there.
Yeah, it’s not always a big deal to go ahead and find the files and re-add to the project, but what is the deal? Some projects, rarely, are setup totally as expected, perfectly. Very rarely.
In many ways, it seems as though the shift to Project Generator with the github branch has further exacerbated this problem, as now none of the organizational files are there. With more complex projects, it just takes a ridiculous amount of time setting it up, when I have the impression that the idea behind OF is to be a handy, intuitive, toolset.
Is there some kind of change in approach that could solve this? Am I the only one (rhetorical, I’ve seen tons of threads with people having similar issues). I think maybe one problem is that people don’t pay attention to the stock organization, upload add ons and examples that are some mix of correct in some ways, wrong and others… and that this is much of what’s out there for other people to take their queues from.