Python Newbie. Python on PPC, please assist.
fuzzyman at gmail.com
Mon Oct 11 09:28:09 CEST 2004
"pythonnewbie" <.> wrote in message news:<uqydnWcPC8IgsfXcRVnygg at pipex.net>...
> Many thanks for your help! I now have Python 2.3.4 installed and running on
> the ppc :) You are correct I had to get the ARM release for my device, and
> the murkworks one certainly seems to be out of date.
Sourceforge is the right place to get releases.
> The pythonCE mailing list sounds great- any idea how i can join this?
Sorry - I was just being lazy, I should have listed this before.
> You mentioned Tk/Tkinter and Tk/Tcl- are these two different development
No, they are the same. Tk is the graphics library itself and Tcl is
the language that it works 'with'. Tkinter is the python library that
is a bridge to the Tk library. The latest version of python for PPC
comes with a good version of Tkinter, but you will still need to get
the PPC port of Tk/Tcl.
> I had heard about the raw_input limitation, and also heard that the solution
> was to use a dialog box for text input.. I am yet to find out how to put in
> a dialog box (there doesn't appear to be a function to get text input from a
> dialog box...) being so new to all this...
I would recommend playing with Tk on a desktop machine for a bit. It's
not *very* difficult, but there is a learning curve.
> You mentioned that the port had just the standard lib.. Is there any (easy)
*Just* the standard lib, thats pretty damn good.
> way of adding extra libs? I wanted to add the easygame lib and I put it in
> what I thought was the appropriate folder on the PPC, and it wouldn't
Any pure python library should 'just work'.
> recognise it.... I put the .pyc easygame lib in, as well as the .py, as all
> the files in the folder appeared to be complied ones (.pyc). Still no luck.
> Many thanks again for all your help!
If you ask this question again on the pythonCE mailing list we'll work
> P.S. I am new to newsgroups too... I am using Outlook Express to post,
> however the replies don't seem to show up in Outlook Express.. When I check
> in Outlook Express, it says my original message has no replies, but when I
> checked using Google groups, hey presto- there were your two replies! Any
> ideas what I'm doing wrong?
> "pythonnewbie" <.> wrote in message news:2qudnV1KKuD7RfvcRVnyhg at pipex.net...
> > Hi All. I'm just starting to learn programming using Python. I am new to
> > programming so please be patient with me!
> > I found this for Pocket PC:
> > http://www.murkworks.com/Research/Python/PocketPCPython/PPCPythonR2Notes
> > I tried installing it and for some reason it would not work. Having
> > installed it, clicking on the program gives the error "PocketPCPython.exe
> > or one of it's components cannot be found", even though I am directly
> > clicking on the exe, and even after much fiddling making sure all the
> > are there.
> > I'm not a newbie as far as pda's go, so I'm a little confused as to why
> > not working.
> > What I really want to know though, is what it actually, does before I go
> > about spending time getting it working. I mean, is it a development
> > environment, like IDLE, or does it just install the Python libraries so
> > can run Python programs on a PPC, or what? As I said, I am a complete
> > programming newbie so sorry if I'm talking rubbish.
> > I'd be really greatful if someone could tell me what the Python PPC
> > is/does. Also if there are any other (better) programs for Python on PPC.
> > And if anyone has any ideas why the install didn't work on the PPC, I'd be
> > greatful for advice on that too.
> > Many thanks in advance.
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