[Idle-dev] IDLE on OSX

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Thu May 11 22:19:56 CEST 2006


I have done some work in making IDLE a (slightly) better MacOSX  
citizen, mostly by moving some menu's around (such as having an IDLE- 
 >About IDLE menu). Those changes are currently only in the python24- 
fat tree.

There's more to do to get an application that doesn't look totally  
out of place. From the top of my head:

* The resize handle in the lower right corner of the editor and shell  
windows obscures part of the status bar

* Popup windows (such as the preferences window) look totally wrong

* I don't think it is currently possible to associate IDLE  
with .py/.pyw files

* General tweakage of window & menu layout to improve the look of  

I have two questions regarding all of this:

1. Is there someone reading this list that uses a mac and would like  
to work on this? These tweaks were my first encounter with tkinter,  
which makes progress slow ;-).

2. Does someone want to review patches to IDLE or can I just checkin?

So-much-to-do-and-so-little-time-ly yours,


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