[pypy-dev] Dotviewer capabilities

Dinu Gherman gherman at darwin.in-berlin.de
Thu Jun 26 00:05:04 CEST 2008

Hi all,

while preparing a talk for EuroPython.org and chatting with
Christian Tismer I remembered that PyPy had a nice PyGame GUI
for browsing GraphViz .dot files.

So I wanted to play with it and made a new SVN checkout (very
funky Mandelbrot sets during compilation, BTW... ;-) Then it
occured to me that I don't need PyPy to run dotviewer (great,
because it's still compiling). So I throwed a few of my .dot
files at dotviewer and got slightly surprised to see a few ra-
ther basic things not quite working as I'd expect (like rec-
tangular and record-like node shapes. I've created the follow-
ing sample files to illustrate my findings:


I'm running PyGame 1.8.0rc5 on Mac OS X 10.5.3, BTW.

So, am I running dotviewer in some wrong fashion? Do I need
to run it on a different PyGame version or another OS? Or is
there some documentation for docviewer and its capabilities,
that I haven't found yet?

In fact, what I hoped to find in dotviewer is a browser for
dot files in which I can fold individual parts of a graph in
and out (while GraphViz is, perhaps, recalculating the layout).
If dotviewer cannot do that, maybe somebody knows of another
browser which can?

Thanks and regards,


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