[Pythonmac-SIG] State of DrawBot, missing features

Just van Rossum just at letterror.com
Thu Jan 12 12:07:04 CET 2006

Dinu Gherman wrote:

> Could someone, please, provide insight into the current state of
> DrawBot [1], a nice interactive graphics programming environment,
> originally written by Just van Rossum? I asked Just via private
> email some weeks ago, but either he's busy or his reply hasn't
> made it through my spam-filter.
> The website mentions an upcoming release 2.0 and the current pages
> describe features which I cannot reproduce in version 0.91a avail-
> able for download. Among these are all text-related commands shown
> on the respective reference webpage [2]. I screened the available
> source code and could not find any code implementing these features.
> I'm aware of Bob Ippolito's beefed-up version [3] of DrawBot, but it
> shows the same effects concerning these commands and Frederik Lundh
> seems to have abandoned his efforts to port DrawBot to Windows [4]
> due to its "overforking disease."
> So I wonder what is the current state of the art? At least it would
> be nice to be able to use features as advertised on the webpages.

It's slowly being worked on, a development version can be found here:


Not sure when I'll be able to spend significant time on it to make a
proper release.


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