[pygtk] How to install pyGTK on Mac?
gaphor at gmail.com
Sun Jan 1 21:00:59 WST 2012
On 1 Jan 2012, at 13:10, Anders F Björklund wrote:
> Arjan Molenaar wrote:
>> I've been using Homebrew (https://github.com/mxcl/homebrew) for a while and I'm very happy with it. Big advantage is that it's not compiling everything from source (it's using the system Python installation).
>> There are several forks with PyGtk included. I'm currently using https://github.com/ashgti/homebrew.
> I don't use Homebrew, for this.
> 1) It's _not_ supported upstream (no Python modules allowed)
> 2) It would use the X11 server, rather than the native Quartz
> 3) You would still need Xcode and compile GTK+ etc from source
> I did have my own fork of Homebrew, and it worked just fine...
> It would be possible to use Python, Quartz and "bottles" even
> with Homebrew, but in the end* it just wasn't worth the effort ?
> * https://github.com/mxcl/homebrew/pull/3946
> So that's why I did my own build system and binary packages. :-P
I saw a mail come by on this subject a while ago indeed. Back then I did not have time to look into it. I'll give it a try. Thanks for reminding :).
There are a few things behaving slightly different in the Quartz version, but I think I can iron those out.
Personally I have no trouble using X11, but towards users using native Quartz is somewhat more usable.
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