Question about dcop bindings in python.
Steven W. Orr
steveo at syslang.net
Mon Aug 11 03:08:50 BST 2008
On Friday, Aug 8th 2008 at 17:20 -0000, quoth Shaggy Wolf:
=>On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 2:28 PM, Steven W. Orr <steveo at syslang.net> wrote:
=> I've looked but I didn't see anything that was useful. I
=> wrote a shell
=> script that uses dcop to run the 3ddesk program:
=> #! /bin/bash
=> typeset -i desktop="$1"
=> [[ -z "$desktop" ]] && exit 0
=> # Get current desktop
=> curr_desk=$(dcop kwin KWinInterface currentDesktop)
=> if [[ $curr_desk == $desktop ]]
=> dcop kwin KWinInterface refresh
=> exec 3ddesk --gotocolumn=$desktop
=> I want to write this in python and I'm sort of stuck. Can
=> someone please
=> tell me how to get the equiv of this line of shell into
=> dcop kwin KWinInterface currentDesktop
=> I got as far as
=> #! /usr/bin/python
=> import pcop
=> import pydcop
=> and after that I'm verstumpfed.
=> Also, I ran kdcop to see the tree but when I select python
=> mode I don't
=> see that it actuallty does anything. Is it suppoed to tell me
=> what to do
=> in python or does it not work yet?
=>You could use something like this:
=>from pydcop import *
=>#This will create a pointer (as it were) to the dcop object
=>desktop = DCOPApplication("kwin")
=>#You can then perform all the actions that you can on the command line
=>currentDesktop = desktop.KWinInterface.currentDesktop()
Thanks, this solved my problem, but I'd also like to find out how (or
if) the Extra -> Language Mode menu option works. I don't see anything
happen if I pull down any of the three options, Shell, C++ or Python.
Anyone for that?
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