[Edu-sig] mac python graphics
aharrin at luc.edu
Wed Dec 7 21:27:50 CET 2011
Thanks, Juhn. I had somehow missed the latest version.
What complications does the single threading bring?
On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 12:19 PM, John Zelle <john.zelle at wartburg.edu> wrote:
> We have numerous students and faculty here who are successfully using
> graphics.py with OSX Lion. The main problem for them was getting the
> ActiveState Tcl/Tk fix, but it sounds like you have already done that. If
> IDLE is running, there is no reason that the graphics package should give
> you difficulties.
> I have two quick suggestions. First make sure you have the latest version
> of the graphics library available from my python page:
> http://mcsp.wartburg.edu/zelle/python. You probably do have it, as it has
> not been updated in quite a while. The important thing is that you need the
> unthreaded iteration of the library.
> Second, make sure that every graphics program shuts down properly by
> executing window.close(). If your processes are hanging up on program
> termination, this could be the issue. It is not sufficient to simply have
> the Python program quit.
> If neither of these addresses your issue, then I would appreciate it if
> you would send me a slightly more detailed report letting me know exactly
> what version of python and Tcl/Tk you are running and providing a simple
> example program that causes freeze up along with a description of exactly
> how it locks up.
> John Zelle, PhD
> Professor of Computer Science
> Wartburg College
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> wartburg.edu at python.org] on behalf of Andrew Harrington [aharrin at luc.edu]
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> *Subject:* [Edu-sig] mac python graphics
> I just got my first Mac. I know issues with Mac graphics have been
> discussed before, but I'm not sure what is relevant with OSX Lion.
> With the active state Tcl and the standard python.org python and idle
> appears fine.
> Still if I try running a Zelle graphic program inside or outside idle I
> get a freeze.
> The massive installation through MacPorts, that uses X11 for graphics
> makes my Zelle graphics library Tk based programs work fine, but the X11
> version of Idle has many of the common keyboard shortcuts not working, and
> is (intensionally) not the standard Apple menu setup.
> What am I missing?
> Dr. Andrew N. Harrington
> Computer Science Department
> Loyola University Chicago
> Lakeshore office in the Math Department: 205 Loyola Hall
> Phone: 773-915-7999
> Fax: 312-915-7998
> aharrin at luc.edu
Dr. Andrew N. Harrington
Computer Science Department
Loyola University Chicago
Lakeshore office in the Math Department: 205 Loyola Hall
aharrin at luc.edu
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