[triangle-zpug] Request help/advice from Mac-using Pythoneers

David Handy david at handysoftware.com
Wed Aug 16 03:08:35 CEST 2006


Thank you very much for trying it out! Now I can relax - at least the
graphics part of my workshop will work well on the mac.

David H

On Tue, Aug 15, 2006 at 08:50:58PM -0400, Mike Revoir wrote:
> On 8/15/06, David Handy <david at handysoftware.com> wrote:
> >
> >Tomorrow (Wednesday) evening I am holding a Python programming workshop
> >for
> >teenagers (and their parents). One of the attendees is bringing an ibook,
> >a
> >G4 Mac running Mac OS 10.4. I have run the software for my workshop on
> >Linux
> >and Windows but not yet on a Mac.
> >
> >I need to know:
> >
> >If I download and burn the following file to a CD, does it install a
> >*full*
> >version of Python including a functional Tkinter and IDLE?
> >
> >http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.4.3/Universal-MacPython-2.4.3.dmg
> 
> 
> It does. This image shows you were to find it.
> http://www.python.org/images/finding-idle.png
> 
> 
> Will it run most Tkinter programs reasonably well?
> 
> 
> I believe so, but I'm not a Python developer :)
> 
> 
> I keep hearing that the new MacOS is Unix based. Does it support the
> >ossaudiodev module?  (A long shot but it would be nice.)
> 
> 
> I'm using a MacBook Pro, but I can't help you on this one. I don't see
> anything in the Mac Python Wiki -- http://pythonmac.org/wiki/FrontPage or in
> the package list -- http://pythonmac.org/packages/py24-fat/index.html.
> 
> I'm correct in assuming it handles zip files just fine out-of-the-box?
> 
> 
> Yep.
> 
> Any other thing that a complete newby to Python on the Mac needs to know
> >before he tries to run and install his Python software on a system he's
> >never seen before? Usually such unpreparedness is a recipe for disaster...
> >
> >If someone is feeling especially generous with their time, please go ahead
> >and download and try the software for my workshop. Run test.py for a
> >general
> >test (should print stuff and pop up windows) and testsound.py to try the
> >sound code.
> >
> >http://handysoftware.com/download/cpif-1.0.1.zip
> 
> 
> test.py ran fine. testaudio.py failed miserably. I've attached my output for
> you.
> 
> 
> But even just advice and reassurance would be helpful.
> 
> 
> You may want to look through the Mac Python FAQ at
> http://pythonmac.org/wiki/FAQ.
> 
> Thanks!
> >David Handy
> 
> 
> Let me know if you'd like me to try anything else.
> 
> Mike


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