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Thread: Python: ligthweight curse alternative for cross-platform?

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    Python: ligthweight curse alternative for cross-platform?

    Hi,

    I would like to create a python program for the console of windows, linux, ... that would use a minimum of dependencies.

    Curses would be ideal for that but pdcurses or ncurses are one port that might be more or less similar to curses. With some differences.



    Would you know a lightweight alternative that exists, well ported and developed, for Windows and Linux?

    Pygames would be an alternative but this is not lightweight at all.

    Any inputs are welcome

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    Re: Python: ligthweight curse alternative for cross-platform?

    Check out libtcod. I've used it for several programs (not just games).

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    Re: Python: ligthweight curse alternative for cross-platform?

    Quote Originally Posted by panza View Post
    Check out libtcod. I've used it for several programs (not just games).
    it is amazing. does it really work under the tty console?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FU0NeDFfjU


    visibly he used x11 to play it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6yBR4C8YsM
    is there a code for that?
    Last edited by honeybear; December 14th, 2012 at 06:31 AM.

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    Re: Python: ligthweight curse alternative for cross-platform?

    You can also use GTK for the GUI - it's cross platform. You just need to install the Windows version on the Windows platform. I'm going to assume you'll be doing the development in Ubuntu - in which case you need to install the GTK dev package as well.

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    Re: Python: ligthweight curse alternative for cross-platform?

    Quote Originally Posted by squakie View Post
    You can also use GTK for the GUI - it's cross platform. You just need to install the Windows version on the Windows platform. I'm going to assume you'll be doing the development in Ubuntu - in which case you need to install the GTK dev package as well.
    Well, I would like to develop under non gtk, simply curses like

    for the linux console

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    Re: Python: ligthweight curse alternative for cross-platform?

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