[SciPy-user] Enthon for the Mac - pygame notes

Andrew Straw strawman at astraw.com
Sat Nov 27 18:15:28 CST 2004

On Nov 24, 2004, at 12:28 PM, Robert Kern wrote:

> Andrew Straw wrote:
>> would you be willing to include pygame (and SDL, SDL_ttf2,  
>> libfreetype, SDL_image, SDL_mixer, SMPEG) if I built it?
> Sure. Why not?  :-)

Are LGPL packages going to be allowed in Enthon? pygame, SDL, and SDL_*  
are all LGPL, we may want to keep them out of Enthon if it's  
BSD-licensed code only...

> Do the standard 1.2.7 frameworks work? or do you have to compile more  
> things? I don't know if they include SMPEG in the frameworks.
> http://www.libsdl.org/release/SDL-1.2.7.pkg.tar.gz

This standard framework appears to work.  In addition to the above  
.pkg, you'd probably also want to distribute:


To build pygame, however, you will need the following *-devel .pkgs,  
which include the header files.  Note that the default installation  
location for these is in ~/Libraries/Frameworks, whereas pygame's  
config.py looks first in /Libraries/Frameworks.  So, you will either  
have to clean out /Libraries/Frameworks/SDL* before building pygame or  
manually edit pygame/config.py to check ~/Libraries/Frameworks first.


I couldn't find a framework smpeg, so that'll have to wait...

> I'm going to want to be able to build everything myself, so all you  
> have to do is figure out how to build it in an acceptable way. pygame  
> itself should be packaged up with Bob Ippolito's bdist_mpkg:

I tested this after building pygame with the above frameworks, and  
bdist_mpkg seems to work fine for pygame.  This was my first go using  
bdist_mpkg (I've recently returned from an OS X development hiatus...)  
and bdist_mpkg looks awesome.  Thanks again, Bob!

Note: I didn't dig into the details of how the SDL_* packages handled  
libfreetype, libjpeg, and libpng, but I cleared out all relevant  
.dylibs from my /usr/local/lib directory before doing this, and  
everything appears to work, so I think it's all OK.

> Packaging up pygame (and pygtk, too; you're not alone) is, I think,  
> going to be low on my list of priorities.

Understood.  But it does work. :)


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