[Edu-sig] Version 0.2.03 of PataPata released (adds Jython/Swing support)

Paul D. Fernhout pdfernhout at kurtz-fernhout.com
Wed Aug 9 00:03:23 CEST 2006


Thanks for the tests. So, you got the same error on just one platform. 
Maybe an interaction of that version and perhaps line endings like Arthur 

Yes, xturtle is not in the Jython version as it is a library written for 
TK by someone else (Gregor Lingl) -- though in theory it could be ported 
(not sure how much work for someone). Sorry, I should have mentioned that 
somewhere. I also have a 3D turtle of our own I might put in there down 
the road (when I finish porting it from Delphi).

And yes, I too think the Jython version is sluggish in several ways, 
compared to TK. Some of it might be how I am using a glass pane for some 
events, or might be some other issues. I'm assuming the dispatching 
approach I use is not the culprit (as not much is being done by the 
prototypes yet other than passign through some limited data). Definitely 
sluggish in redrawing when you drag; I tried to improve on that for quite 
a while with yields and sleeps and so on, but could not get it to work 
better. Hopefully mucking around some more with other approaches with 
Swing could fix some of that?

--Paul Fernhout

Tony Theodore wrote:
>>== testing wanted
>>Any "Smoke Test" level (e.g. does it run at all for you?) feedback on 
>>trying PataPata under Jython 2.2 on various Mac/Win/GNULinux 
> Just downloaded and installed Jython 2.2, it starts up (very slowly)
> and mostly seems to work, however the xturtle doesn't work and there's
> significant lag in most actions.
> As a matter of interest python 2.3.5 and 2.5b2 both work very well, but
> 2.4.3 raises the indentation error reported earlier. I'm running WinXP
> SP2.
> Regards,
> Tony
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