On Nov 4, 2007 8:42 PM, Joe Heafner <email@hidden> wrote:
> Hi all.
> I teach astronomy and physics and I use VPython (http://
> www.vpython.org), installed via Fink, nearly every day. I created a
> droplet using Platypus (http://www.sveinbjorn.org/platypus) to start
> up VPython by dropping Python scripts onto my droplet's icon. I also
> configured the droplet to launch X11.app and kill it upon closing
> VPython. Has anyone tested Platypus under Leopard yet? I can't
> upgrade from Tiger to Leopard unless I am completely certain I can do
> the VPython thing without a hitch. I also use XEphem extensively.
I've used Platypus for building the NEdit Droplet under Leopard and it
works fine. I'd agree with Mike, though, that if X11 is a critical
part of your workflow you'd better wait for a while. You might also
consider using Tiger's X11 on Leopard.
> My understanding is that in Leopard, X11 apps can be launched from a
> Terminal window with no need to set DISPLAY. Did I get that correct?
Yes. This, along with the fact that you no longer have to worry about
starting the X server, makes it dead simple to write Platypus
That's it! Once the X server gets past its growing pains we're in for
a nice future.
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