[LAD] pyqt vs wxpython for audio apps?

Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas pedro.lopez.cabanillas at gmail.com
Mon Sep 7 17:35:34 UTC 2009

On Sunday, September 6, 2009, Iain Duncan wrote:
> How do you communicate to the gui loop when it should update
> itself based on audio activity?

The GUI loop reads events from some event queue, and distpatches these events 
to the graphic widgets. A strategy very easy to implement is to create and 
insert new events into the event queue (without waiting to be consumed), so 
they would be processed asynchronously using the proper GUI context. How 
exactly to do this depends on the GUI system. Some examples:

In MS Windows, PostMessage() puts an event into the event loop

For Qt applications, the equivalence is QCoreApplication::postEvent()

There are similar functions in Mac OSX. See NSApplication::postEvent(). Maybe 
somebody can explain an equivalence for glib/gtk+, if there is one?


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