[ANN] screensaver

Anton Vredegoor anton at vredegoor.doge.nl
Wed Oct 2 17:00:45 CEST 2002


On Wed, 02 Oct 2002 08:45:04 -0400, Peter Hansen <peter at engcorp.com>
wrote:

>Anton Vredegoor wrote:
>> On Wed, 2 Oct 2002 00:06:34 -0500, "Chris Gonnerman"
>> <chris.gonnerman at newcenturycomputers.net> wrote:
>> 
>>>Tried it (Win98, Python 2.1), didn't work:
>> 
>> Someone else posted a few fixes. I can't test if it works with Python
>> 2.1 but I have made some modifications and uploaded a new version.
>> 
>> Taking just a very short look at your posting history I find it hard
>> to believe you couldn't make it work. So what did you do, throw it
>> away, disgusted with it? Or did you make it work? But then again why
>> didn't you post the fix? Maybe there's some other problem with it,
>> please inform me. I also would like to know if it works now.
>
>Wow... *great* attitude!  Makes _me_ want to download the program
>and try it out right away...
>
>Take a chill pill, Anton.  Or better yet, download a recent
>release (it's not hard) and test out the stuff before you
>post it.

Well, ok. I didnt feel like downloading 6.5 Mb and possibly corrupting
an existing working python installation just to humor someone not
using the current python version (see www.python.org). Also I thought
that correcting the problem involved only small alterations in the
sourcecode.

However, just because it intrigued me I dug up an old python 2.1
installer I had archived on cdrom and installed python 2.1 on one of
my systems. It was easier to have two python versions on one system
than I thought, and it was a bit harder than I thought to get the code
running under python 2.1.

Anyway, it should now run with python 2.2 and 2.1 for windows 98,
python 2.2 for window 2000 and with python 2.2.1 for windows
98\cygwin.

By the way I do not care much about number of downloads per se, but I
like the feedback it generates a lot. Since the feedback seems to be
not optimal it is possible that I have an attitude problem. Such
things are always hard to discover form the inside, so please be
patient.

Regards,
	 Anton.





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