python for EE CAD program

chewie54 dfabrizio51 at
Mon Jun 4 16:25:12 CEST 2007

On Jun 4, 9:56 am, "Diez B. Roggisch" <d... at> wrote:
> chewie54 wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > I have read some posts on this subject but I haven't been able to make
> > a decision whether to use Python or not.
> > I'm considering converting a Java CAD program to Python/C with
> > wxWdigets for the GUI.
> > I don't have good answers for:
> > 1)  Can I use py2exe or pyinstaller to produce an executable for
> > Linux, Windows, and Mac?  If not,  is there a way it can be done?
> > 2)  Is there any way to protect the source code,  like obfuscation?
> > 3)  Memory footprint of application seems large for python demo. Is
> > this typical for large python applications?
> > I guess the best thing to do is convert a little portion of the Java
> > program and see how  it works out with respect to the concerns above.
> > Suggestions and comments appreciated.
> Look at python-cad, that might give you an idea how such a thing is to be
> accomplished using python.
> Diez

Hello Diez,

I did look at PythonCad but the distribution and install methods for
Windows is not user freindly. Since the public domain software,  I
don't think they protect the source code either.

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