Mainloop plugins

Most GUI applications need a main loop. A main loop is a thread dedicated to running callbacks provided by other threads (or stacked before the main loop is started).

Depending on the environment in which you’re working, you may need different mainloop implementations. For instance, Python 3 provide main loop support through asyncio. If you’re working in a GTK environment, you will have to use the GLib mainloop instead. Openpaperwork_core provides an implementation that uses Python 3’s asyncio module.

More advanced main loops may provide features such as waiting for an event to occur on a file descriptor. The main loop interface provided here is kept simple so it can easily be implemented for any other platforms.