Lightweight graphics canvas? (lighter than Tkinter, PIL, SDL, et al ;-)

Michael Gilfix mgilfix at
Mon Oct 28 21:49:39 CET 2002

  Sounds like a job for an embedded GUI toolkit. Yeah, they may not
ship with python (and rightly so - the distro is big enough and
Tkinter is relatively light) but that's relatively trivial. if you want
light weight but nice functionality, check out something like wxEmbedded
or any of the other embedded toolkits. That might be the way to go.

                      -- mike

On Mon, Oct 21 @ 22:07, Bengt Richter wrote:
> I'd just like a window to pop up like Tkinter's, but it would be ok
> for it to be limited if it was fast, i.e., fast dots and vectors of
> specified colors, just putting the pixels in a device-independent pixel
> array format quickly, not creating line objects etc.
> This should be possible with a very small DLL in windows. Is there one?
> ISTM that a platform independent simple LIGHTWEIGHT graphic canvas module would be
> a nice part of the standard python distribution.
> A text addon that could prepare nicely anti-aliased bitmap rectangles from fonts
> that could be passed as bitmap lists to the canvas for blitting as a way to
> support text would be a nice extension, but light-weight primitives first.
> I'm sure upteen graphics goodies do these things, but lightweight, fast, and
> included with the batteries?
> Regards,
> Bengt Richter
> -- 

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