[PyKDE] Re: Help getting started with applets
jbublitz at nwinternet.com
Thu Apr 11 23:13:09 BST 2002
On 11-Apr-02 ian reinhart geiser wrote:
> We are actually talking about this in KDE. The current plan is
> to make a wrapper KPart and Kicker applet that will load PyKDE
That's pretty much what I was getting at.
> I am not sure what the progress on this is.
> I can crank out a kicker applet in about 5 min, the hard part
> would be loading the pyqt code. is anyone here an embedding
> expert that would want to attack at least kicker applets with
> me first?
Loading PyQt or PyKDE2 code just requires a Python 'import'
statement in the script you want to run. You'd want to load Python
scripts - not PyQt or PyKDE2 code especially. It's not necessary
for the KPart/applet to know anything about PyQt or PyKDE2. You
could probably write applets with Tk, PyGTK or wxWindows too - I
assume applets have their own event loop, which is the only major
consideration I can think of.
> if we can do a kicker applet any kpart would be trivial.
I already have a working KPart, so the kicker applet won't be a lot
of work. I just need to find the time to write it up. As far as I
can see, KDE already has all the necessary machinery to implement
this except the Python specific stuff.
There are some potential problems (concurrency), but probably
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