May 26, 2018

Enthought application tools

The apptools project includes a set of packages that Enthought has found useful in creating a number of applications.

  • apptools.appscripting Framework for scripting applications.
  • Provides a plugin for displaying documents and examples.
  • Provides an abstraction for files and folders in a file system.
  • apptools.logger Convenience functions for creating logging handlers
  • apptools.naming Manages naming contexts, supporting non-string data types and scoped preferences
  • apptools.permissions Supports limiting access to parts of an application unless the user is appropriately authorised not full-blown security.
  • apptools.persistence Supports pickling and restoring the state of an object.
  • apptools.preferences Manages application preferences.
  • apptools.selection Manages the communication between providers and listener of selected items in an application.
  • apptools.scripting A framework for automatic recording of Python scripts.
  • apptools.sweet_pickle Handles class-level versioning, to support loading of saved data that exist over several generations of internal class structures.
  • apptools.template Supports creating templatizable object hierarchies.
  • apptools.type_manager Manages type extensions, including factories to generate adapters, and hooks for methods and functions.
  • apptools.undo Supports undoing and scripting application commands.

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