[Pythonmac-SIG] Robert Roebling: wxPython
Tue, 24 Aug 1999 16:38:06 -0400
I'm interested; in fact, I've sort of hacked around trying to see if it
would build and it looked promising. I just borrowed a header file or two
from Stefan's code to get the right preprocessor variables set and then it
looks like all I need to do is comment out the code that depends on parts of
the library that Stefan doesn't have ported yet.
Since Robin's wxPython C++ code is mostly SWIG-generated and therefore
pretty platform-neutral, I expected this to be the case. I was planning to
try again once the final 1.5.2 (with CW Pro 5 projects for building
extensions) and the final Mac wxWindows were released.
I would really like to see this fly since I don't want to have to learn any
OS-specific API if I can help it and I really don't like Tk on the Mac. If
no one with more MacPython experience than me wants to do this, then I guess
I will give it a go.
>From: Guido van Rossum <guido@CNRI.Reston.VA.US>
>Subject: [Pythonmac-SIG] Robert Roebling: wxPython
>Date: Tue, Aug 24, 1999, 11:10 AM
> Anybody interested in porting wxPython to the Mac?
> WxWindows has already been ported, so it's probably a simple task.
> This is about the only cross-platform GUI toolkit that works on the
> Mac besides Tk (most of the new Linux offerings are "cross-platform"
> meaning Unix and Windows...).
> Please help this guy!
> (And where's the Mac port of 1.5.2 final? :-)
> --Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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> Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 14:29:04 -0000
> From: Robert Roebling <email@example.com>
> To: Guido van Rossum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> cc: Robin Dunn <email@example.com>, Stefan Csomor
> Subject: wxPython
> Hi Guido,
> I'm the author of the Linux/GTK variant of wxWindows
> and although I admit that I haven't written a single
> line of code in that snake languge or yours, you may
> have noticed that some of my work does get used by
> users of Python, more exactly wxPython. wxPython are
> the Python bindings to the wxWindows GUI library and
> from what I have heard (and only that), they are not
> quite unpopular. Currently, wxWindows has been ported
> to GTK, Windows and Mac (there also is a badly maintained
> Motif port), but our Python bindings are availble only
> for Unix and Windows, as our wxPython pioneer doesn't
> have access to a Mac. I wonder if you could maybe drop
> a notice somewhere to motivate someone form the MacPython
> team (assuming that there is one) to lend a hand. Note,
> that this is mainly a question of compiling and making
> a package out of it, as the code and the bindings are
> already there - this doesn't mean that 10 minutes will
> be enough for that, of course.
> I CC this mail to Stefan Csomor, the author of the Mac port,
> and Robin Dunn, the author of the Python bindings of wxWindows,
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