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Python and ncurses on Linux?

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Hello All,
I'm a newbie to Python programming.In my project, we were planning to develop a system configuration/install  tool in Linux to install some open source components as a stack together.We decided we will go about using Python since it is in good object oriented language with packages to get system information details too.We are planning to run this application on RH and SUSE Linux platforms.

We thought ncurses would be a good choice to develop windows/dialogs and looked for ncurses packages in Python and found http://sourceforge.net/projects/pyncurses/ link.But it seems it is no longer active and uses older version of Python(probably 1.5 or so).

Now we are little bit struck and don't know how to go forward.Whether to develop the application in plain "C" with ncurses (using Curses Development Kit) or look for any other alternative for ncurses in Python?

If somebody in this forum suggest some good alternatives or pointers on the same, it would be really helpful.

Thanks & Regards,
Karthik
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Does the curses module that ships with Python provide the capabilities you need? Check out:

http://docs.python.org/lib/module-curses.html

I think it actually uses ncurses in its implementation. There is a short tutorial on its use at:

http://www.amk.ca/python/howto/curses/curses.html
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