[EuroPython] pyjamas-desktop now working with hulahop (XUL / gecko)

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton luke.leighton at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 2 18:28:19 CEST 2009

folks, hi,
as promised i've managed to get pyjamas-desktop to work with
python-hulahop as well as pywebkitgtk.  the reasons for this are quite
simple: apple's intransigence over accepting the glib/gobject bindings
to webkit are holding everything up.  now, you can do "apt-get install
hulahop python-xpcom" and go.
i have to add support for XMLHttpRequest event listeners (AJAX) and
then i reckon it's pretty much done.  i was very surprised at how
quickly it was possible to port to XULrunner.
if anyone would like to try running the examples or their application
as a desktop app then you simply install python-xpcom and hulahop, and
then do ../../bin/pyjdrun <myapp>.html and that's it, it should start
as a pure python application (not a javascript app in the browser).
any issues come and get me, i'm down in the open area near the musical
instruments in the cabinets (the area where wireless doesn't work) or
just round the corner from there, in the corridor.

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