Joystick events & sdl2.framework on mac

Hi folks,

While a built-from-source version of sdl2 works fine on my mac, I have
found that when I use the mac framework available from the main site (, joystick events no longer post
to the event queue. One can explicitly poll the state of the joystick
axes/buttons, but they never appear on the event queue.

I discovered this while using PySDL2, and have some code/commentary here:

Also, possibly this is why this user ( is having troubles? (I’d
post to the forum, but don’t have the account permissions to do so)

Mike Lawrence
Graduate Student
Department of Psychology & Neuroscience
Dalhousie University

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