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I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off theshoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark, near the TannhäuserGate. All those moments will be lost, in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.

Project Description

A command-line program which draws pretty animated colored circles in the terminal.

Downloading as a binary executable

A 32-bit Linux binary executable can be downloaded from:

You don’t need any version of Python installed, just download, open a terminal, tar -xzf the release, and run the script ‘cbeams’.

Downloading as source


Developed on on Ubuntu 14.04, likely runs on other Linux. Runs on OSX. Does not run on Windows.

Tested on Python 3.4 & 3.5. Probably also runs on other 3.x, but not on 2.x.

Python dependencies are specified in


pip install cbeams


Just run cbeams. For options, see cbeams -h.


  • put make exe-linux into a script?
  • Fix make exe-linux hardcoded values:
    For name, we can assume the project templating will do it For version, we cannot, it must be derived at runtime, Review that section in PPA docs about places to put version number Use a new script to get them from our existing source? Run our program to get them? Get them from env vars?
  • Screenshot in the README
  • Try PyInstaller 3.1
  • Create a final release:
    set version number tag
  • Create a redistributable binary for OSX
    64 bit is fine? Is there no longer any such thing as a 32-bit modern OSX?
  • Try colorama, just in case it works
  • If so, create 32 bit redistributable binary for Windows
    Beware PyInstaller 3.1 bug:
    Apps built with Windows 10 and Python 3.5 may not run on earlier Windows versions
  • Backport into my python-app template:
    • wheel creation
    • python3.5.1
    • Linux binary redistributable
    • OSX binary redistributable
    • Windows binary redistributable


To populate a virtualenv, run tests, etc, see the commands in the Makefile. These can often work in Windows too, under Bash shells like Cygwin, Msys.

Populating the virtualenv in the manner shown in the Makefile will also add “-e .” to the virtualenv, which adds this project in ‘develop mode’, meaning both that source edits are immediately visible within the virtualenv, and that the application entry points listed in are converted into executable scripts on the PATH.


To Erik Rose, for the fabulous Blessings package.

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cbeams-1.0.1-py3-none-any.whl (9.7 kB) Copy SHA256 Checksum SHA256 py3 Wheel Jan 26, 2016
cbeams-1.0.1.tar.gz (7.9 kB) Copy SHA256 Checksum SHA256 Source Jan 26, 2016

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