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Comix on WinXP would be great.
I'm very novice when it comes to programming, but comix 2.9 does run somewhat on windows once I installed the glib and gtk+ packages from gladewin32.sourceforge.net and python and the needed python packages (pygtk, pycairo, Pil). I also had to change every instance of os.environ["HOME"] to os.environ["HOMEPATH"].
I haven't tested it thoroughly yet, but opening a directory of images and a gzipd tar worked. The other features seemed to work as well, however the preferences don't appear to be saved (though a comixrc file is in the HOMEPATH\.comix\ directory) and scrolling with the mouse wheel only works when the pointer is over the scrollbar, but this might be a gtk+ on windows bug, I don't know.
Any interest in supporting comix on windows?
Fun to hear about Comix running (somewhat) on Windows, I didn't even know all the dependencies were available.
It would surely be nice to have it run "natively" on Windows, but I don't know if I can support it really. First off, there is quite a bit of UNIX-specific code, nothing that would be impossible to change, but it would take it's fair share of time. More importantly, I don't work in Windows, and developing for one platform while using another can be quite frustrating. A big part of the development time is spent testing: change some small thing, test, test, test, doh it ate all my files! Well, perhaps not really that bad, but anyway, because of the relatively big differences between *nix and Windows I would probably have to test everything on both.
I'm not saying that it won't happen, but at least not now, perhaps when I get a little more free time on my hands.
Well I am toying with getting Comix to run smoothly on Windows in my free time. If I'm ever successful I'll let you know.
I got rars to open today but still no luck with zips (just a path issue I think)
There are some things that easily could be changed to make it more easily portable, like using os.path.join() instead of a bunch of str + '/' + str for paths, I'll try to keep things like that in mind from now on.
And I pity you for having to read that Comix code, it's not pretty. ;-) I have cleaned up the entire code base for the coming 3.0 release so that it more or less conforms to common Python coding guidelines, hopefully that will be more readable.
Since comix use gconf, I guess you either need to find a gconf windows port or wrap gconf codes in comix with configParser module?
Actually gconf is not required, it is only used to register the Nautilus thumbnailer. Since Windows users don't run Nautilus it won't be used for anything there.
Hello, I am very intersted by make comix more portable. Do you accept patchs in this order ?