Building console apps
2018-04-28 02:08:56 +0000 - Written by Carl Burks
I read an article a while back on reddit about a python library for building terminal apps.
It seemed pretty cool and I wanted to try it out. It worked fine on Linux, but I wanted to see if it would work on Windows.
Sadly it uses:
Which is a great library, but the Python3 library for windows doesn’t have it. What is a developer to do?
Well Windows has one thing going for it. It has Linux, well with a subsystem:
Getting it installed is only half the battle:
You need Linux installed. How ironic is it to install a free OS from a walled garden like the Microsoft Store. Sometimes you can’t avoid every problem.
In the words of Dr. Ian Malcom:
“Life, Uh, finds a way”
Well after getting Ubuntu installed I was almost ready. I tried Debian, but the user permissions wouldn’t access my home directory without running as Admin and I didn’t want to do that.
I just had to install python3, pip3 and then pip to install npyscreen.
It worked just fine after that.