[vtk-developers] VTK/Python and Sun new discoveries

Prabhu Ramachandran prabhu at aero.iitm.ernet.in
Fri May 24 10:37:05 EDT 2002

>>>>> "AC" == Andy Cedilnik <andy.cedilnik at kitware.com> writes:

    AC> Hello!  So, my previous attempt to include C++ libraries to
    AC> vtk kits failed when trying to use tk widget. The solution I
    AC> found was to actually build python using C++ compiler. Now,
    AC> this is not as bad as it seems. I am thinking we should
    AC> provide vtkPython binary as we provide vtkTcl binary.  It is
    AC> actually an extremely simple code:

Well, I am not sure that this is the right way to go.  Making a new
binary seems unnecessary.  Also I dont understand clearly what the
issues are with the current setup and why you need to add a special
vtkPython binary.  Maybe you could explain it a little more?  I
understand that if you want specific features like initializing MPI or
something like that you'd need a special interpreter but doing it just
for VTK is a no-no IMHO.

I dont know what David has to say.  I guess he is very busy these

    AC> Note to python developers: Please add some tests to vtk that
    AC> will use tk render widget.

I'll keep that in mind when I get some time to do the test stuff.  The
trouble is that I'm not too familiar with how the testing exactly
works and don't have too much time to check it out either.


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