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How do I hang an app off the mac dashboard?

The goal is a python version of Weatherbug.

something like:
read xml data from a URL,
display some numbers,
mouse over shows more details

Carl K
Dec 21 '07 #1
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On Dec 21, 12:37 pm, Carl K <c...@personnelware.comwrote:
How do I hang an app off the mac dashboard?

The goal is a python version of Weatherbug.

something like:
read xml data from a URL,
display some numbers,
mouse over shows more details

Carl K
What is the dashboard - is it anything like the taskbar in windows/
Gnome? If it is, take a look at this:

http://www.wxwidgets.org/manuals/2.6...skbaricon.html
Dec 21 '07 #2
ianaré wrote:
On Dec 21, 12:37 pm, Carl K <c...@personnelware.comwrote:
>How do I hang an app off the mac dashboard?

The goal is a python version of Weatherbug.

something like:
read xml data from a URL,
display some numbers,
mouse over shows more details

Carl K

What is the dashboard - is it anything like the taskbar in windows/
Gnome? If it is, take a look at this:

http://www.wxwidgets.org/manuals/2.6...skbaricon.html
Yes. But I don't want to rely on wx - trying to use just native mac python
(whatever they ship with)

Carl K

Dec 21 '07 #3
Carl K wrote:
Yes. But I don't want to rely on wx - trying to use just native mac python
(whatever they ship with)

Since OSX 10.4, Mac ships with wxPython installed.
Paul

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Dec 21 '07 #4
On Dec 21, 2007 3:25 PM, Carl K <ca**@personnelware.comwrote:
ianaré wrote:
On Dec 21, 12:37 pm, Carl K <c...@personnelware.comwrote:
How do I hang an app off the mac dashboard?

The goal is a python version of Weatherbug.

something like:
read xml data from a URL,
display some numbers,
mouse over shows more details

Carl K
What is the dashboard - is it anything like the taskbar in windows/
Gnome? If it is, take a look at this:

http://www.wxwidgets.org/manuals/2.6...skbaricon.html

Yes. But I don't want to rely on wx - trying to use just native mac python
(whatever they ship with)

Dashboard widgets are written using HTML and Javascript. They are
rendered by a WebKit instance which, as far as I know, has no
mechanism for Python scripting. Unless it does, you can't write a
widget in Python, and even so you wouldn't use wx (or any other GUI
toolkit) to do so - your display medium is HTML and the Canvas object.
There's lots of articles on developer.apple.com about writing
Dashboard widgets.
Dec 21 '07 #5
Chris Mellon wrote:
On Dec 21, 2007 3:25 PM, Carl K <ca**@personnelware.comwrote:
>ianaré wrote:
>>On Dec 21, 12:37 pm, Carl K <c...@personnelware.comwrote:
How do I hang an app off the mac dashboard?

The goal is a python version of Weatherbug.

something like:
read xml data from a URL,
display some numbers,
mouse over shows more details

Carl K
What is the dashboard - is it anything like the taskbar in windows/
Gnome? If it is, take a look at this:

http://www.wxwidgets.org/manuals/2.6...skbaricon.html
Yes. But I don't want to rely on wx - trying to use just native mac python
(whatever they ship with)


Dashboard widgets are written using HTML and Javascript. They are
rendered by a WebKit instance which, as far as I know, has no
mechanism for Python scripting. Unless it does, you can't write a
widget in Python, and even so you wouldn't use wx (or any other GUI
toolkit) to do so - your display medium is HTML and the Canvas object.
There's lots of articles on developer.apple.com about writing
Dashboard widgets.
bah. takes the fun out of it.

Thanks,
Carl K
Dec 21 '07 #6

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