2011 WPILib module that includes all 2011 updated classes and functions.
SIP is now used instead of SWIG for WPILib wrapper generation. This makes the library feel much more Pythonic.
Stack size has been increased to 128K per thread. This enables many more modules to be used.
Hash modules (sha, md5) now work.
Absolute paths used to find boot.py and libraries.
Exception catching and 5 second restart code is now in boot.py instead of at the C++ level. If boot.py exits, so does the C++ UserProgram.out. This enables easier customization of restart functionality.
Thanks to Austin Schuh and Dustin Spicuzza for their testing, bug reports, and patches!
Per discussion in other threads, expect another release by next weekend to change restart functionality to be a bit more user-friendly, and possibly the inclusion of winpdb for debugging.
Sorry, no, the camera/image processing library is not yet included. I’m aware it’ll likely be important this year so I’ll be working on it this week and those classes will be in the 2011.2 release (slated for this weekend/early next week).
Changing to SIP makes it possible to create derived classes from all WPILib classes. Also, static functions are now part of their class (ClassName.StaticName()) instead of being renamed to ClassName_StaticName(). I need to update the wiki to reflect this.
When I first wrappered the C++ classes, the easiest approach was to keep the C++ naming. Plus it means you can pretty easily use the C++ WPILib reference to find out function names. It’s relatively straightforward to annotate the .sip files to rename each function to PEP 8’s lower_case convention, but I do not plan on doing so for 2011 as it would break everyone’s code who already started using 2011.1. I will consider renaming to follow Python naming conventions for 2012 if there’s sufficient community desire to do so.