[Idle-dev] SearchBar - Have fun searching in IDLE!
taleinat at gmail.com
Thu Feb 8 10:20:46 CET 2007
On 2/8/07, Michael Haubenwallner <michael at d2m.at> wrote:
> On an aside: searching Google for idle extensions is not an easy thing.
> Do you know of a listing of available extensions or even a repository to
> download from ?
AFAIK there is none.
> If not, should there be one ?
> - wiki.python.org could have a page with a list of links
> - code.google.com/hosting could host such a repo
I believe there should be one, once the selection is sizeable (as it is
starting to become) and installation ease is improved...
> How could we ease the process of installing an idle extension ?
> I see no problem to just make the extension a package and put it in the
> python path (site-packages).
> Then we would need to change idlelib.configHandler.IdleConf to accept
> the package path besides the idleDir and userDir config options.
> This lets us eggify an extension and use ez_install for download and
This is a very good idea! A few points which need to be resolved first:
1. Even if we could get idleConf to work like this, we would still
need a way for IDLE to know about extensions. Currently extensions are
"registered" by them adding an entry in config-extensions. How would we do
2. Currently user config is in a single config-extensions file. How
would we manage user configuration with each extension being a separate
Regarding #2, I think we could still have user config in a single
config-extensions file, where config for all extensions is stored.
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