Sunday, November 04, 2007

Accessible PyGTK programming resources

Unlike the Windows help which seems useless 99.9% of the time, the Ubuntu help system looks very well thought out. Once in a while, I explore it and find some useful bits to make life simpler. The PyGTK tutorial available online is also available from the Ubuntu package system. Why spend bandwidth when the resource can be made available locally?

Just head over to System->Help and Support, then type "programming" in the search box. The first link should lead to a mini TOC section. Click on "Learning how to program" and there you can find instructions for getting the PyGTK tutorial installed on your system.

Basically, start up a terminal and do the following:

$ sudo apt-get install python-gtk2-tutorial devhelp

The devhelp package is a GUI to access all installed documentation/tutorial on your system. If you've installed documentation for other software then you might find them listed in devhelp ;-)

Once installed, it's available under Applications->Programming.. naturally.