boardrider boardrider - 16 days ago 6x
Python Question

Are there instructions for installing Kivy on cygwin?

I'm failing in running the following hello world on Kivy:

import kivy

from import App
from kivy.uix.button import Label

class HelloApp(App):
def build(self):
return Label(text='Hello World!')

if __name__=="__main__":

with the following errors:

$ python
[INFO ] Kivy v1.8.0
[INFO ] [Logger ] Record log in /home/Administrator/.kivy/logs/kivy_14-10-28_1.txt
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "", line 5, in <module>
from import App
File "/home/rbarakx/python/kivy/kivy/", line 321, in <module>
from kivy.base import runTouchApp, stopTouchApp
File "/home/rbarakx/python/kivy/kivy/", line 28, in <module>
from kivy.clock import Clock
File "/home/rbarakx/python/kivy/kivy/", line 177, in <module>
_kernel32 = ctypes.windll.kernel32
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'windll'

I suspect my Kivy cygwin's installation may be lacking.

Are there instructions for installing Kivy on cygwin?
(googling the usual suspects did not produce any results)


What fixed the situation?

  1. Prior to installing Kivy, installing Cython and pygame with pip in Cygwin's Python 2.7
  2. Start Cygwin's X11 using startxwin
  3. Define $DISPLAY with export DISPLAY=:0.0