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Re: Python PyOpenGL, Cygwin & "R.I. -Real Ignorance"
- From: Jason Tishler <jason at tishler dot net>
- To: Jeff Schmitt <jeff_schmitt at hotmail dot com>
- Cc: Cygwin <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 08:06:15 -0500
- Subject: Re: Python PyOpenGL, Cygwin & "R.I. -Real Ignorance"
- References: <3E49D37F.B1675D97@hotmail.com>
Please post instead of sending private email.
On Tue, Feb 11, 2003 at 11:54:23PM -0500, Jeff Schmitt wrote:
> Sorry to write to you directly. Through my extensive Altavista
> searching I've seen a few e-mails that suggest you're one of the few,
> the proud, who knows what they're doing w/Python & Cygwin. I'm an
> experienced computer analyst myself, familiar with both Windows and
> Unix environments. I've even done some minimal C coding, but don't
> consider myself a developer. I only know enough to be dangerous.
> I'm writing out of desperation. I've loaded Cygwin and I'm hooked!
> Being able to switch between Win & Unix natively w/o having to worry
> about cr/lf's in files is an absolute dream come true. I can't
> believe it's free! What's more... I've found a Python program (Open
> source) which would be a tremendous help to my hobby - A.I. It was
> designed to run on Linux, and seems as though Cygwin *SHOULD* be able
> to handle it. I've loaded the full blown Net Cygwin (using Setup: w/o
> some extraneous packages like DB, Publishing & Web) - and I've
> successfully loaded and run X11R6, OpenGL (OS), wxPython, Numeric,
> PIL, and almost every dependant package I need to run this software
> EXCEPT ONE: PyOpenGL - the thread that glues Python and OpenGL
> together. As I've mentioned, I've successfully compiled and tested
> OpenGL on Cygwin, which works wonderfully. But attempting to
> DistUtil/compile PyOpenGL always gives me an Invalid Page fault in
> swig - which I've narrowed down to Python's math.dll.
Maybe the Cygwin swig maintainer can help here. This is one reason why
posting is better than private email.
> So I tried building Python from scratch with the sources, but 'make
> test' fails on fork1. I'm stuck. I'm pulling my hair out (what's
> left of it)!!!
The above is due to the Cygwin rebase issue:
> I'm wondering if there's any chance you may have attempted to build/load
> this module yourself,
> and if so, which caveats you were able to overcome. I would REALLY
> appreciate any hints you can throw in my direction. Oh... and I'm
> loading this on a Win98SE computer.
Maybe someone on the list has built or attempted to build Cygwin
PyOpenGL before. This is another reason why posting is better than
> Forgive me if my wording seems a tad terse -
> But I really would greatly appreciate any assistance you could spare.
> P.S. the program I'm attempting to compile/run under Python/Cygwin is:
> Any chance you would help me out???
I'm sorry my plate is full -- actually, overflowing. Maybe someone on
the list has the same itch and some spare cycles. This is yet another
reason why posting is better than private email.
> Thanks for your time,
You are welcome.
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