Thread for a newbie

Tom B. sbabbitt at
Tue Aug 10 11:25:13 EDT 2004

"JDevine" <justin__devine at> wrote in message
news:f9d01b73.0408100642.67255b58 at
> Hi.  I have just finished my first python program. Unfortunately
> threading has me stumped.  I think this is mostly because the
> wx.thread example demo is very complex, with all the grahphics,
> graphs, and draw functions.  I want to do something very simple.  My
> program downloads files over HTTP, I want to instantiate a process
> dialog that tracks the download.  I already have access to the
> expected size of each file through other functions in my program, I
> also assume an is capable of getting the current size as the
> file grows as it is downloaded.  My issue is keeping the file
> downloading WHILE it is being tracked by the process dialog.  Please
> help with any simple thread examples you might have, if this example
> includes a dialog even better.
> Thanks for any help you can provide.
> -Justin
> Justin__Devine at thanks

Don't use the wxPython threading example, use instead the threading module
from the standard library. It is vey easy to use and works fine with


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