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From: Toni Alatalo
Subject: [Fenfire-dev] from Raskin Center ([pygame] Announcement: alpha version of Archy released (fwd))
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 08:36:36 +0300 (EEST)


is there a place for related / similar projects somewhere on the Fenfire 
site / wiki? this seems to have a similar goal: "Imagine a system where 
you can send email, write a book, make calculations, manipulate pictures, 
navigate the Web -- do whatever you want to do anytime at all, without 
having to switch in and out of applications. Imagine a system that never 
loses your work or buries it in a maze of folders, a system that doesn't 
wrestle with you on your way to getting something done"..

and there's an alpha download at http://www.raskincenter.org
 - haven't looked at it yet, just got the message

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Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 15:26:05 -0500
From: Atul Varma <address@hidden>
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To: address@hidden
Subject: [pygame] Announcement: alpha version of Archy released


Over the past several months, I've been working on a project with the
Raskin Center for Humane Interfaces called "Archy".  This project uses
pygame for all of its multimedia functionality; put simply, the
library has been indispensable in our development.

Specifically, pygame has been very useful because it allows us to
access the multimedia functionality of the underlying operating system
at a very low level--this is of fundamental importance to us, because
while we're not developing a game, we are developing a completely new
user interface "from scratch": our application has no widgets, no
hotkeys, no pull-down menus or anything else that standard GUI
frameworks have.  As such, libraries like wxPython were far too
constraining for us, and pygame offered us the freedom we needed to
re-invent the way people get their work done from the ground up.

Today, the alpha version of Archy was released; you can find out more
about it at our website if you're interested:


- Atul

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