Archives Oct. 11, 2006

A lesson from years of PyOpenGL (Not quite Zen, but oh well...)

I took over managing the PyOpenGL project a very long time ago. Over that period it's had a complete rewrite (two if you count OpenGL-ctypes) and has dramatically grown in complexity. However, for the most part it has "just worked"... once you got it installed.

Over the years, however, we've been dogged by extensive problems ...

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Reversal on Ubuntu (I know they don't build from source very often, but really...)

I sat down briefly at Soni's last night to try to test OpenGL-ctypes, and OpenGLContext. After a bit of wrestling to get a non-admin setuptools install I realised that Soni didn't have ctypes installed. Okay, so download and build ctypes... except that the libffi failed to build (compilation errors).

I was too sick/out-of-it to think ...

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