[Twisted-Python] Twistd .tac + wxpython
cyclops at speakeasy.net
Thu Aug 20 13:55:20 EDT 2009
>I have some services written that I'd like to run in a ta.c w/ twistd.
>One of them uses wxpython. I originally used the wxreactor but it seams
>to have some problems on Mac OS X and Windows, so with help from some
>people on this list I ended up using the wx mainloop as the mainloop and
>putting the reactor in a separate thread. This seams to work well, but
>now that I want to create a .tac I don't think this is possible.
I have been working through the Finger example section, and also use
wxPython for a GUI, and although it was a bit tricky to setup, it
works fine. I also setup my Finger server code as a .tac, and twistd
starts it up also. Here is some of the code fragments I used:
from twisted.python import log
from twisted.internet import wxreactor
# import t.i.reactor only after installing wxreactor:
from twisted.application import internet, service
from twisted.internet import reactor, protocol, defer
from twisted.protocols import basic
The first step is importing *and* installing wxreactor. After that,
you have to create and register a wxPython App with the Reactor, and
it takes care of the wx loop.
app = MyApp(0)
msgWin = app.frame.foundText # this is a textCtrl I send output to.
fs = FingerService(msgWin)
ff = fs.getFingerFactory()
fsf = fs.getFingerSetterFactory()
application = service.Application('finger', uid=1, gid=1)
sc = service.IServiceCollection(application)
In my code, I actually use:
if __name__ == '__main__':
This lets me run the code in Eclipse for testing, then I copy the .py
file to a .tac file, and it works as a twistd daemon, including
popping up a wxPython window for output. It *also* works as a
standalone file when I use py2exe on the .py file - but I don't see
how you could use twistd with a .exe, since twistd expects a script.
I hope this is clear - if not, I can send you my entire
finger_server.py file, for your amusement :)
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