looking for a light weighted library/tool to write simple GUI above the text based application

Tim Rau bladedpenguin at gmail.com
Sat Jan 26 06:30:25 CET 2008


On Jan 25, 10:25 pm, petr.jakes.... at gmail.com wrote:
> > I agree that SDL is probably the best choice but for the sake of
> > completeness, Gtk can (at least in theory - I've never tried it) be
> > built against directfb and run without X.
>
> from the Pygame Introduction: Pygame is a Python extension library
> that wraps the SDL library and it's helpers. So you mean, Pygame can
> run without X?
>
> BTW I have nothing against X, I just have not experiences on the GUI
> field, so my feeling was it can run faster without X on the 500MHz AMD
> Geode CPU.
>
> Petr

The problem is not with x: you should be able to run x just fine with
only 133MHZ and a few megs of ram. The performance issues on such a
machine come from things like kde and gnome. use one of the simpler
window managers.



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