This little chunk of code is run every 10 seconds on my desktop. It generates a PNG with up to 6 player faces based on the list of online players.
Is there any way for this code to execute faster? Any comments?
Each player has a PNG of their avatar's face with the title: "username_face.png" These are pasted into the main image when that player is online.
I wrote this script to compile their faces into a single image for display in a program called conky, allowing me to display the online players as part of my desktop.
from mcstatus import MinecraftServer import os from PIL import Image #Query the server and get player names. server = MinecraftServer("188.8.131.52", 25565) query = server.query() nameList = query.players.names #Sort the list of player names. nameList.sort() #Open our temporary file for storing player names. tempFile = open('server1_previous_players.txt', 'r') oldNameList = tempFile.read().splitlines() tempFile.close() def createImage(players): #create a blank transparent image with the dimensions: 212x147px. baseImage = Image.new("RGBA", (212, 147)) slotList = [(17, 17), (82, 17), (147, 17), (17, 82), (82, 82), (147, 82)] if len(players) > 0: for x in range(0, 6): try: face = Image.open(str(nameList[x]).lower() + "_face.png", 'r') baseImage.paste(face, slotList[x]) except: break baseImage.save("server1_online.png") #If nothing changed, pass! if nameList == oldNameList: print("same thing!") pass #Else, if no-one is on, but the text file says people are on, empty the text file. elif len(nameList) == 0 and len(oldNameList) > 0: print("everyone left :'(") tempFile = open('server1_previous_players.txt', 'w') createImage(nameList) #Else, if at least 1 person is on, generate a new image accordingly. elif len(nameList) > 0: tempFile = open('server1_previous_players.txt', 'w') print('\n'.join(nameList), file=tempFile) createImage(nameList) else: pass