New in this version:
- Support for multiple windows
- Java-style flow layout
- Full batching
- Numerous performance enhancements and bug fixes
- Minor theme tweaks
- setuptools/easy_install support
Given the speed of development, simplui has moved to its own googlecode project:
You can obtain the source from Mercurial, or download the binary package there.
In addition, simplui has been integrated with setuptools/easy_install. You can find the package listing in the PyPI directory (here), or you can install immediately with easy_install:
(note that easy_install will not install the demo application and themes)
This release does come complete with a few of caveats:
- simplui is only compatible with pyglet 1.1 maintenance – not the experimental version in trunk
- There is a bug in pyglet 1.1.3 which can cause crashes if un-patched.
- On Mac OS X, you may need to upgrade setuptools (sudo easy_install -s /usr/bin setuptools)
simplui is quite awesome, the available documentation does seem sparse. Or am I just not finding it? Keep up the goodwork.
I am afraid there really isn’t any concrete documentation – though demo.py does show off most of the features. I hope to release a couple more versions before stabilising the interface far enough for documentation.
Im playing around with the demo atm, looking into maybe creating a custom theme. Are there any limitations on the image size that can be used for the theme? Also I see the image for the theme have black lines between the widgets, are they mandatory?
thanx for the quick reply.
I would limit the theme image dimensions to a power of 2, as pyglet’s support for non-power-of-2 images is a little flaky.
The black lines are *very* important, as they define the padding and stretching areas of each element. See the android ninepatch documentation for details:
I’m finding a strange bug where pressing the left mouse button over a simpleui Button both triggers the Button’s change in state and yet also propagates back to pyglet’s next event handler. Yet from the look at button.py I can’t see how this is happening. Any thoughts?
(On Win32, Python 2.6, pyglet 1.1.3, simpleui 1.0.4.)
Greetings fellow gdnetter!
I felt like I should post and tell you to keep up the awesome work.
I’ve been working on a simple Asteroids kind of game in pyglet lately, and the UI is something I’ve been putting off. Anyway, I ran across simpleui (in an admittedly roundabout way), and I am impressed.