[Pythonmac-SIG] Fwd: MacPython icon mockup
hengist.podd at virgin.net
Mon Apr 10 23:45:39 CEST 2006
>>>I think you're totally mislead as to what IDLE does. Yes, it has interactive interpreters with a save feature, but it also edits source files and has a debugger. It IS conventional.
>>Yep, you're right. I never use IDLE myself (it's a bizarre-looking beast  and I notice it doesn't run appscript either) so missed that bit. Go with the SE-like format then.
>It should do appscript in the universal build.
Python 2.4.3/IDLE 1.1.3; appscript just raises a 'no window manager connection' in the interpreter window. Dunno why.
>> OT: I rather suspect IDLE's very un-Mac-like look and feel makes it more of a liability than an advantage in terms of attracting new users, but this is a different discussion for another time...
>Feel free to send patches to make IDLE's look&feel more mac-like :-). IDLE is all we've got at the moment.
Indeed. And it would make a lovely little MacPython editor if only someone were willing and able to lavish lots of TLC on its UI. As I say, another discussion for another time - not dissing it, just noting that even the nicest of icons isn't going to solve all its problems. And I definitely don't have any time at the moment to contribute - still getting to grips with Cocoa, never mind learning Tk as well. I know my limits, and they suck. :p
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