[IPython-user] Using graphical toolkits

Eduardo Suarez eduardo at ctm.ulpgc.es
Fri Mar 4 08:47:21 CST 2005

I'm afraid i can't help with qt. I don't know much about it.

On the other hand, i have tried the -gthread option, but when i close 
the pygtk app, the ipython blocks. Does it happens just to me? Or is it 
  supposed to work that way?

Thanks a lot,
-Eduardo Suárez

Fernando Perez wrote:
> John Hunter wrote:
>>>>>>> "Eduardo" == Eduardo Suarez <eduardo at ctm.ulpgc.es> writes:
>>     Eduardo> Hello all!  I have been told that ipython is able to run
>>     Eduardo> pygtk and wxpython interactively. I was wondering if it
>>     Eduardo> is possible to run pyqt also.
>> Not currently -- but now that matplotlib has a qt backend, this would
>> be nice!  Take a look at Shell.py and follow the examples of
>> IPShellGTK and IPShellWX -- if you know qt pretty well, it shouldn't
>> be too hard to add qt support.  Basically you have to start the GUI
>> mainloop in a separate thread and set up a timer or idle handler to
>> call self.IP.runcode() periodically.  The GTK implementation was 60
>> lines of code, and much of that is version checking and error
>> handling.
> Indeed, I'd love to accept such a contribution.  I can't offer to do it 
> myself at this moment, but it would be great to round up the gui toolkit 
> support in ipython with Qt.
> Best,
> f

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