SimpleCV 1.3 or 2.0?

asked 2014-05-08 12:16:06 -0500

memilanuk gravatar image

updated 2014-05-10 02:12:37 -0500

So... I'm running into a lot of very basic road blocks just trying to follow along in the book. Logo file not where its supposed to be. Pygame 'video system not initialized' error when closing a window. Camera won't turn off - and can't be turned off - short of exiting the interactive shell entirely.

Most of these things... if I dig far enough, I find they've been reported as bugs... and marked 'closed'. Despite the fact that I'm running off a fresh install, straight from the github repo, I'm still seeing these issues.


Am I supposed to be running off SimpleCV2 instead, even though the blog post from earlier this year indicated it isn't expected to be ready for general use until sometime next year...? Or am I supposed to be tracking the 'develop' branch of the SimpleCV github repo? Tried that, and git tells me 'Already up-to-date'?

Right now I'm spending more time fighting this thing and trying to figure out why things aren't working as expected and whether its something wrong with my code, my installation, or SimpleCV - than I am actually learning to use SimpleCV.

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Unfortunatly I have the impression the original developers abandoned this project entirely. There is little forum activity and all this minor bugs won't get fixed.. Where did you find a version 2.0?

empedokles gravatar imageempedokles ( 2014-05-15 06:46:29 -0500 )edit

Several references in various posts made by current and (former?) developers, and this:</p<>>

memilanuk gravatar imagememilanuk ( 2014-05-15 11:57:01 -0500 )edit

Will the Ubuntu instruction automatically pull CV2?

empedokles gravatar imageempedokles ( 2014-05-16 07:01:36 -0500 )edit

It's pretty hilarious how broken the Hello World example from the book is. I was so stoked, and now I'm just frustrated having gotten nowhere. This is turning out to be worse than any other software I've tried to use after buying its book hoping to learn.

L0j1k gravatar imageL0j1k ( 2014-05-26 01:50:03 -0500 )edit