Basic Python binding to macOS' Objective-C Cocoa
To install PyCocoa, type pip install PyCocoa or easy_install PyCocoa in a terminal window. Alternatively, download PyCocoa-y.m.d.zip from PyPI or GitHub, unzip the downloaded file, cd to directory PyCocoa-y.m.d and type python setup.py install. To run all PyCocoa tests, type python setup.py test before installation.
In addition to the pycocoa package, the distribution files contain several tests, some examples and the documentation (generated by Epydoc using command line epydoc --html --no-private --no-source --name=PyCocoa --url=... -v pycocoa).
The tests and examples have only been run with 64-bit Python 3.8.3, 3.7.6, 2.7.18 and macOS’ 2.7.16 using Python-VLC 3.0.8, 3.0.6, 3.0.4 and 2.2.8 (with the compatible VLC App) on macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra, 10.14.6 Mojave or 10.15.2 or 10.15.5 Catalina. The tests run with and without lazy import in Python 3.8.3 and 3.7.6.
Previously, PyCocoa was tested with 64-bit Python 3.8.1, 3.7.5, 3.7.4, 2.7.16 and 2.7.17. PyCocoa has not been tested on iOS nor with 32-bit Python and does not work with PyPy nor with Intel(R) Python.
Some alternatives to PyCocoa are (a) PyObjC, the most comprehensive Python to Objective-C bridge (and included in macOS’ Python), (b) Rubicon-ObjC for Python 3.5+, taking advantage of Python’s new typing annotations, (c) PyGUI for macOS and (d) wxPython.
Last updated: June 30, 2020.
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