portable text user interface

Maxim Kasimov kasimov at i.com.ua
Thu Dec 30 20:19:49 CET 2004

Grant Edwards wrote:
> On 2004-12-30, Maxim Kasimov <kasimov at i.com.ua> wrote:
>>>>yes i'm telneting (sshing), that is the reason why i'm looking
>>>>for libs for making text interfaces. i know there is a project
>>>>named "anakonda" - red hat linux installer, but it is uses
>>>>specific C libs. i can use only python libs.
>>>By "only python libs" do you mean only the stuff that's
>>>included in the vanilla CPython distro?  If that's the case,
>>>then curses is pretty much the only choice.  Last time I
>>>looked, it didn't work on Windows.
>>>I've used the snack module (which is what anaconda uses), and
>>>it's very handy for simple text-based UIs.
>>at ports (FreeBSD) i've found this:
>>   Port:   snack-2.2.7
>>   Path:   /usr/ports/audio/snack
>>   Info:   A sound toolkit for scripting languages
> Unfortunately there are two modules with the same name. The one
> you found is a sound library.  
> The other one is the Python wrapped version of the newt
> library.  I've no idea why the Python newt module is called
> "snack".  The new source code comes with the Python "snack"
> module wrapper.
> The most recent version I have handy is available at
>   ftp://ftp.visi.com/users/grante/stuff/newt-0.50.tar.gz
> There appear to be more recent versions available:
>   http://rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/fedora/3/i386/newt-0.51.6-5.i386.html
>   http://linux.maruhn.com/sec/newt.html
>   http://www.freshports.org/devel/newt
> There's a rather outdated tutorial on using Newt v0.30 from C:
>   http://www.oksid.ch/gnewt/tutorial.html
> Newt requires the s-lang library:
>   http://www.s-lang.org/
that is exactly i need. i'll try it.


Best regards,

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