[Pythonmac-SIG] problem importing OpenGL.Tk

Patrick Moran patrickjmoran at earthlink.net
Tue Oct 14 23:20:10 EDT 2003


I dipped my toe into wxPython ... on my Linux box at work, to
start with.   The wxGLCanvas demo works fine there.  That's probably
not news, but I decided to begin on the box I'm more familiar with.
Next I'll try my luck with wxGLCanvas on my PowerBook.


On Tuesday, October 14, 2003, at 01:04 PM, bweiland at chisystems.com 

> 	Responding to two messages (from Andrew and Bob):
> 	Andrew Straw wrote:
> 	> Recently, the maintainer of PyOpenGL has indicated that he's
> dropping
> 	> Togl support (for Windows?) in the next release due to high
> maintenance
> 	> requirements and limited usage.  Not to discourage you from
> working on
> 	> Togl, but I therefore think Tk may not be your best long-term
> 	> cross-platform solution for OpenGL + GUI unless someone is willing
> to
> 	> take over python/togl maintenance in general (and on the Mac in
> specific).
> 	>
> 	> I'm surprised you haven't had good luck with wx. Did you spend
> long
> 	> trying to get it to work? How does the wxGLCanvas demo work for
> you?
> 	I'm going to do a bit more investigation; currently the wxGLCanvas
> demo doesn't work at all - it may be an installation problem.  And no, 
> I
> didn't spend much time on wx; it seemed strange that a wx-based demo 
> (from
> OpenGLContext, IIRC) worked poorly (but ran), when a GLUT-based 
> version of
> the same just flew on my 550Mhz, Radeon, OS X 10.2 Powerbook.
> 	Bob Ippolito, thanks for posting the Makefile and other info.  It
> doesn't sound promising if Togl is being dropped elsewhere, though.
> 	Bill Weiland
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