Present list of “must haves”:
TabbedView2 until I muster time to write an enhanced
EnvirGui. For some previous stuff I used the RoundSlider (?) from wslib; what is nice with that one that you can have text on the slider cursor, which for long sliders is helpful because you don’t have to move your eyes a lot to read the precise value. But for a more compact gui, it’s not that big of deal not having it.
I generally have miSC lib, wslib, and the JIT lib extensions quarks installed, but I’ve only dabbled with stuff they provide, not used them “for real” before finding that what I wanted (e.g. presets merging in the JIT lib quark) were better handled by some of my custom code. Also on the dabbled-with list: PresetInterpolator from mmExtensions; found the actual presets it supports to be too OSC-centric. Likewise, I’ve used some PSx patterns, but it turned out that due to the way the interact with the JITlib guis, you can use a Plazy wrapper for the standard Patterns most of the time with the same effect. Another example: VarGui (from miSC) has nicer visuals and grouping, but its initialization behavior was quite annoying to me. (I’ve dabbled even less with crucial lib or ddw stuff, although I’m still hoping to experiment with BP etc. at some point.)
So my usual “boom-bust” excitement cycle with some extension is that I find out that it’s not quite doing what I wanted after a (fairly short) while… (Sometimes coding the “right replacement thing” is rather time-consuming, so I hang onto some sub-optimal way of doing things because of that.)