Name: [110] cmpython
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Description: I am an early adopter of ShowMeDo, with ShowMeDo-relevant interests in Python, wxPython, Boa Constructor, and other related entities. I also really enjoy oats. ...

1 - Overview of Boa Constructor and How to Get It [ID:1038] (1/9)

in series: Introduction to Boa Constructor

video tutorial by cmpython, added 02/09

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A basic introduction to the Boa Constructor IDE/visual GUI builder for wxPython. Describes what it can do and how to get the most recent version up and running on your computer. In this series I am using Boa 0.6.1 with wxPython 2.8.7.1 and Python 2.5, running on Windows XP (see below for issues with Ubuntu; I have not tested it on Mac).

Please note: for users running Boa on Mac or Linux, should use the .zip (source) download instead of the win32 installer. I have also experienced some problems running Boa on 64 bit Ubuntu 8.10. See this reply for a number of issues I have just identified with that platform: http://tiny.cc/TQVUS

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very good and to the point. It was very well presented


Thanks, good overview.


55. Francis POIX Sat, 09 Oct 2010 07:00

Good start


54. Francis POIX Sat, 09 Oct 2010 06:56

Good start


53. andrea console Wed, 08 Sep 2010 16:09

excellent tutorial, thanks


52. Anthony leotta Sat, 24 Jul 2010 06:51

Very good. Nice job.


51. Daryl Williams Fri, 16 Jul 2010 07:26

Excellent boa constructor tutorials for beginners.


Good stuff for newbies!


Really good, very usefull


Good start.


wow, i managed to download.After failing to download Python Card and some other trouble, it looked like this is going to be another mishap. , but ( !!! ) , folder site-packages showed up all the sudden under python 2.6/Lib, it was not there after download and install, i opened IDLE meantime,did this do the trick ?

Its very frustrating these download efforts for beginners, maybe you could look into the mather and warn my fellow rookies, and big,big thanks for these lovely vid tuts, im gonna get cracking now ( @ 2.49 AM) :)


46. Maria Tampanariu Tue, 30 Mar 2010 13:34

Thanks! :)


45. Jim Barber Fri, 19 Feb 2010 12:24

Just viewed the first video on Boa Constructor. I thought it well done and I was glad that you did it on XP. I am full time Ubuntu user but I still have XP dual booted with Ubuntu 9.04.

I first met Boa Constructor in Full Circle Magazine and found the tutorial a little confusing but good never the less. Boa did not quite respond in some ways as I had expected but I was able to figure out what was happening.

I use Ubuntu full time but I will be repeating the lessons on XP, the more practice the better and also I will learn how to transfer my programs to the windows platform.

Jim Barber


44. John Crawford Sat, 13 Feb 2010 23:58

Thanks to your help I was able o install Boa Constructor


very clear


42. Jan Korinek Fri, 05 Feb 2010 03:11

Thanks, I believe your set of videos about Boa will help me to get the grip much faster, than the plain self-study through all blind alleys it provides ;o)


41. Andrey Vykhodtsev Wed, 27 Jan 2010 05:51

thanks going to watch next one


40. anonymous Thu, 03 Dec 2009 19:14

Very accessible and clear introduction. Good job! Thanks.


39. anonymous Fri, 27 Nov 2009 05:56

Great. Thanks.


These are awesome. Just what I needed to keep moving on a project. Thanks!


37. anonymous Fri, 20 Nov 2009 07:37

This is a fantastic site


36. anonymous Wed, 18 Nov 2009 15:44

Nice Introduction, very imfrmative


35. anonymous Wed, 11 Nov 2009 15:39

Nice job! I'm looking forward the next ones.


34. anonymous Thu, 22 Oct 2009 10:36

Great intro. Lots of good info about choosing the package type from sourceforge. Good reference for CVS.

Presentation style is relaxed. Commentator's voice is pleasant to the ear. Well prepared delivery (no umms', ahh's, stammering). Very professional.


Cleverly patched voice over there! It would be nice if these videos had cut/paste resource files to go along with the content ...


32. anonymous Mon, 07 Sep 2009 15:41

Very nice introductory video. You went thru the steps without assuming knowledge on the part of your viewers that they they might not have. That is a great asset, which seems to be lacking on the web, when doing tutorials.


31. anonymous Tue, 25 Aug 2009 09:32

great start. I'm looking forward to the rest.


30. anonymous Sun, 23 Aug 2009 09:17

Nice intro. Thanks for your work!


29. anonymous Fri, 14 Aug 2009 16:56

I'm already a member forgot to log on, this is an awesome video for boa constructor, very clear, concise and i was able to do , a newbie.


28. anonymous Sun, 02 Aug 2009 14:18

Just getting started. After going through this series, I'll leave comments. Thanks for creating this tut, it is very much appreciated.


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