Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Rur-ple 1.0rc2 : bug fix for wxPython 2.8

Three changes; a grand total of 3 lines of code. That's all I needed to change to make rur-ple work with wxPython 2.8 (and probably 2.7). It only took me 8 months to get around to fix it due to a combination of lack of time and, when I had time, my obsession with Crunchy.

Speaking of Crunchy, I found a bug today: any Python output that has something like
< ..... >
in it will be such that the stuff between angle brackets will not be shown. This is because the browser thinks it is a valid tag. The first time I noticed it was when I tried to do help(cmp). Then, I was going through "how to think like a computer scientist" (before I point my son to it) and noticed that the exercise with type(...) did not work. So, it is time to do a bug fix release - but no official announcement of this minor release. I'm curious to see if I'll hear from someone about this bug prior to the next "major" release.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I've tried both rurple and crunchy this morning bhut feel like my 11 year old will need a degree in Cp Sci to get it up and running, especially rurple which will not respond to any keypresses, generating an error. I have changed the code (as in a prev post to GetKeyCode) in various files but to no avail .... should I try Rails?! ;-)
any help appreciated.
Simon

André said...

I'm puzzled: there should not be the need to change the code anywhere if you use the latest version (1.0rc3) - it has been changed. I have had various reports stating that it worked properly on different systems.

Could you tell me, preferably by email,
1. the version of rur-ple you are using;
2. the version of Python
3. same for wxPython
4. the operating system
5. A copy of the traceback (i.e. the error that is generated).

André

phb11 said...

Just found rur-ple by following a comment on GvR. I'm happy I did, since I like rur-ple better because it seems to offer more depth beyond the very basic ideas.

I was looking for some intro for my grandson who is now 8. I have not had a chance to get _his_ reaction and it will likely be a week or more before I can explore things with him.

As a first step, knowing his interests, I have modified the 'English' translation to replace beepers with 'treasure'.

What I would like to explore is sound effects and if you can give me any sort of pointers, I'd appreciate it very much.

I'm somewhat of a newb with python, but have been programming with other languages for many a year, so I don't expect too much of a problem other than trying to fit things in in a reasonably robust manner.

I would have liked to use the sourceforge mailing list, but it looks like it is overrun with spam :-(

André said...

@phb11:
I haven't looked at sound with wxPython - I know it is possible. I'm currently on the road and will be back home in a week. Feel free to email me directly myfullname@gmail.com

Andre Roberge