GNU/Linux vs. Windows as Python platform

Paul Boddie paul at boddie.net
Tue May 29 10:17:58 CEST 2001


Boudewijn Rempt <boudewijn at tryllian.com> wrote in message news:<3b123ee5$0$19584$e4fe514c at newszilla.xs4all.nl>...
> Paul Boddie wrote:
> > 
> > Anyway, it would be interesting to hear what kind of Python modules
> > exist to make these frameworks available to UNIX-based Python
> > developers.
> 
> You can use dcop from Python (and c, java and perl) already, if you install
> the kdebindings package. You're right that more of the object model of all
> KDE applications should be made available through dcop. I think that will 
> happen when there are more useful clients, such as kgesture (which 
> recognizes mouse gestures and can link them to dcop commands).

Yes, and having played a bit with COM and the Python COM demos on
Windows 2000 yesterday, I think that kdcop (the tool I meant to refer
to) is nice but limited when many KDE applications (KWord being one
example) don't expose any interface at all as far as I could tell.

Paul



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