• Dear Community,

    If you're a member of the Isadora User Group (Global) on Facebook, it would be great if you would weigh on about how often you'd use Python if it was available as an integrated scripting language in Isadora.

    We're doing this to get a picture of the needs of the greater user base... so even if you don't know what Python is or know you wouldn't use it because you don't program, it would be really helpful to receive your vote. (Of course, enthusiasts are also welcome. ;-) )

    If you're not a member of the group, feel free to join. You'll be admitted soon after you request entrance.

    Go to the poll on Facebook!

    Best Wishes,
    Mark 


  • @mark

    I answer here because I don't want to be on facebook.

    python is not so important for me today because I don't know what I can do with. In my priority are:

    - sound enhancement (e.g. sound input for Frequencies actors,–)

    - Webbrowser and websocket actors

    - rtsp player

    - more design possibilities in the control panel

    - and some diverse enhancement to make the work easier like "create bin to order the actors" , see also some post from different people in the last days.

    best

    Jean-François


  • Same here, no facebook. It would be nice to have polls right here on the forum. 

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  • @fubbi said:

    Same here, no facebook. It would be nice to have polls right here on the forum. 

    Need to install a module to do it. So for now, we'll use FB. Just sort of getting the 'temperature" of the users.

    Best Wishes,
    Mark

  • Tech Staff

    @jfg said:

    websocket

     I have used Pythons websocket module along with Isadora in the past. It worked well. 
    The trick with websockets is that it is a data stream that may run for a long period or forever, so its not just a call for and return of a single piece of data. What I had to do is setup a python webserver that ran along side Isadora and continually collected data from the stream, then at intervals it would send OSC data to Isadora that supplied me stats on the collected data (I was counting and sorting different vales.. I think depending on the data you would want to do different things)
    Python has modules for most things you can think of doing on a computer.


  • I would like to add how I see Isadora. Many art students were thrilled that they had a software that allowed them to do simple or very complicated projects in a short time without having to learn a complex language. The visual aspect of Isadora is also completely in line with her way of thinking. The clarity of the structure also allows you to do nothing for a while and still get back into it relatively quickly. Actors like Javascript actor, which also allow programming, are important for those who want more, but if all the software were to go in the direction of classical programming, the previously mentioned advantages would probably disappear and you would lose a lot of people.

    best

    Jean-François


  • @jfg said:

    but if all the software were to go in the direction of classical programming, the previously mentioned advantages would probably disappear and you would lose a lot of people.

    Yes, that's my thinking too. It's part of why I'm doing the poll. The problem is that it's not scientific because the User Group is full of enthusiasts who are pretty sophisticated. Still, the discussion being generated there is good.

    Best Wishes,
    Mark