[Edu-sig] graphics on mac

Atul Varma varmaa at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 18:35:09 CET 2008

Have you looked at pyglet?  I'm not sure if it works with Python 2.3,
but I saw a demonstration of it at a Chicago Python User Group meeting
a few months ago and it appeared to both have very few dependencies as
well as a clean and straightforward API.

I have done Cocoa graphics programming using Python via PyObjC, and
while it's not particularly hard, it is a bit ugly-looking simply due
to the syntax used when sending messages to Objective-C objects.  If
you like, though, I can send you some basic code to get you started.

Also, is your school planning on upgrading to Leopard at any point?
One big advantage of it is that it comes with Python 2.5 and a number
of nice Mac-specific modules built-in (such as PyObjC).

- Atul

On Jan 18, 2008 9:16 AM, kirby urner <kirby.urner at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Note that I probably can't download anything that is not already installed
> > on the Macs, because these are in the school computer lab, and I am a parent
> > volunteer with no admin privileges.
> > Thanks!
> > Felicia
> >
> > Felicia B. Gershberg, M.A.T., Ph.D., m.o.m.
> Not a Mac expert here (far from it), but just wanted to comment how
> many schools I've encountered where the approach is to deliberately
> dumb down the expensive capabilities of their systems, as a substitute
> for paying a real sysop to do it right.
> One of my gigs awhile back was for a local police department that,
> to its credit, noticed it was mainly scaring kids about cyberspace,
> whereas this was also likely their future i.e. if this were no fun, what
> was to keep 'em from giving up and joining gangs?
> So how do the pros do it, i.e. show 'em the ropes, make 'em feel
> at home, as if this were all theirs to inherit someday.
> In their worst nightmares, we'd be teaching 'em how to packet sniff
> with Ethereal in like the first lesson, explaining about Squid, firewalls,
> routers, all the rest of it -- which is exactly what we did.  But George
> was way cool about it (exFBI).  We let him sit in.
> But that's not how it works in your normal school, with teachers
> paralyzed with fear (Python!  egads!), and never doing anything much
> about it as the years fly by, another batch of know-nothings graduated.
> Oh well, too bad for them.  Not my problem.
> Kirby
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