Sunday, March 13, 2011

Simple examples? oh yeah, and an alpha release for you...

So, not everyone likes the testbed. It's big, C++-ish, and not so pretty. And we all hate searching around in multiple files for function definitions.

Making some simple examples has been on the back-burner since I started on pybox2d a few years back. I've finally started on some examples, but I need your input on how to make them easily digestible for everyone else:

Is it worth going down this path?

To hopefully rouse up some interest, I will provide another alpha release. This time, I'll make it available to a larger audience by including builds for the platforms I have access to (sorry, OSX users -- you might not get any installer release for 2.2 at all).

So, read the manual, download from below, and try it out. Without your help, this version will never see daylight, I assure you!

win32 2.6, 2.7, 3.0, 3.1
linux-i686 2.6, 2.7, 3.1

Edit 4/7/2011: OK, so -- not a single comment in a month, and I recently fixed a major leak affecting all versions since 2.0.x, so I just removed those versions from the svn. 2.0.x has also seen its first update in a few years.


  1. The and examples are great! Very clear, chatty and easy to understand.

    I'll have to recompile and pick up that leak fix, though. Thank you!

  2. Thanks, michael. Let me know if you run into any issues, as always!

  3. Just so you don't feel lonely. I'm pleased that you are making progress. I haven't had much time to do any game-related programming lately because "real life" has caught up with me for a while. Hopefully things will settle down soon, and I'll be able to look at pybox2d again.

    Keep up the good work!

  4. I appreciate it, Bob. Real life does get in the way a lot, doesn't it? :)