[Tutor] PyGTK: is there a library for both Linux and Windows

Ken Oliver ksterling at mindspring.com
Wed Oct 21 17:19:57 CEST 2009

-----Original Message-----
>From: Chris Fuller <cfuller084 at thinkingplanet.net>
>Sent: Oct 21, 2009 10:43 AM
>To: tutor at python.org
>Subject: Re: [Tutor] PyGTK: is there a library for both Linux and Windows
>on differences:
>The downloads include binaries, so there have to be distinct files for Linux 
>and Windoze.  If you download the same versions, there shouldn't be any 
>noticeable differences, with one big exception:  multithreading and PyGTK 
>don't mix well on Windows.  Your application might run perfectly (and look 
>correct) on Linux, but in Windoze it's a mess.  You can find workarounds, but 
>I haven't come across one that looked reliable.  If you have Python 2.6 or 
>higher, you can use the multiprocessing module (also available separately for 
>earlier versions) to emulate threads with processes, which will relieve the 
>problem, but make it a little harder for your threads (processes) to 
>communicate with each other.

In a forum like this why do some presumably intelligent people insist on using insulting and derogatory terminology as above?  Flame wars are ugly.


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