[Sugar-devel] Twisted Sugar Advice
lucian.branescu at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 13:18:39 EDT 2011
On 17 March 2011 16:45, Mike Rehner <babarehner at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm a retired computer science teacher with a limited amount of python
> experience. About a month and a half ago I decided to volunteer about 8-12
> hours a week of time to Sugar Labs. Unfortunately Sugar Labs is using a
> software stack that I am not very familiar with. I managed to learn git
> enough to get a project up and down. Being familiar with Ubuntu I set up an
> Ubuntu 10.4 LTS virtual machine running a Sugar emulator and an
> Eclipse/Pydev development environment. I got the FLOSS manual on Sugar
> Activities and learned that I needed to use the GTK framework. I wrote one
> or 2 simple gtk programs but did not port them over to Sugar.. Also at this
> time I agreed to work with someone from Columbus Girls School. Unfortunately
> her mother became ill and she had to leave for California. So I decided to
> learn "Python + GTK" developing a practice program.
> The program was a simple server that would ask drill math questions.
> Clients, either on the same machine or on a nearby machine would answer the
> math questions. This was not to be fully developed with error checking and
> all defs fully implemented but simply a proof of concept work to keep me on
> track in improving my Python skills. Twisted looked like a good match with
> GTK. So I wrote 1 or 2 simple Twisted client/server programs. Unfortunately
> learning and making 2 event driven frameworks Twisted + GTK play together
> nicely became very frustrating. It reminds me of the time I had to make
> Ubuntu and Windows play together nicely- I did it but it took me time and
> effort. So I have a following set of questions.
Are you using the gtk reactor?
It should "just work".
> Will Twisted play nicely with Sugar (i.e. should I keep going on with this
> model- writing a twisted (GTK?) question server with a Twisted + GTK answer
> client. My thinking on this model is from my years of teaching is that
> students like to compete with each other and this model may add some
> collaborative learning when tweaked. Is this something worth continuing? I
> believe I can make Twisted + GTK work with difficulty but I'm not sure that
> about Twisted in Sugar. There are two many unknowns for me.
> If anyone thinks Twisted + Sugar(GTK) is worth pursuing, does anyone know
> of any good tutorials or information on this.
> If this is not worth pursuing what would be a good way I could devote about
> 8-12 hours to Sugar Labs Activities
It shouldn't work any differently in Sugar than with Gtk.
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