Pygame subset for Android
February 23, 2011 by leonidaskirotawa
Hi there, no doubts is the most cool news the last times. Now you mobile programmer can work on Android with Pygame. Yes, the new release is warm and ready to try. Below I pasted the news ( from firstname.lastname@example.org byTom Rothamel)
“After spending the long weekend on the project, I’m pleased to announce the release of version 0.9.2 of the Pygame Subset for Android, which allows one to use a large subset of Pygame to develop Android applications. The new release is available from the Android Market, or at least will be in a few hours. Documentation is available from the new website:
This release features a new packaging tool, which generates stand-alone packages. It also adds support for developing on Windows, and for the icon, splashscreen, and permissions to be specified on a per-application basis. Hardware support is improved, with it now being possible to control vibration, and to read the accelerometer. Finally, this release fixes some bugs.
Behind the scenes, there were several changes to how PGS4A is developed. The same source code is used for the launcher package, the packaging tool, and the Ren’Py equivalents of the same. This should make it easier to release new version in the future. I’ve also moved the project to a model where PGS4A is included with applications that use it. This means that I can release new versions of PGS4A without having to worry about breaking old applications.
While applications written using 0.9.1 are still supported (and will be indefinitely), I recommend updating them to use 0.9.2. Note that the arguments to build.py have changed.
Finally, there is a new PGS4A forum, which is probably the best place to ask questions:
Thanks to everyone who gave feedback about version 0.9.1. I’ve integrated most of the feedback from the older versions, but if you didn’t have your issue addressed, please email me or post on the forum. (Chances are I misplaced it.) Since releasing is now easier, I can act more quickly to get releases out, if need be.”
So, what you waiting for?
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