[Numpy-svn] r5541 - vendor

numpy-svn@scip... numpy-svn@scip...
Sat Jul 26 01:13:45 CDT 2008


Author: cdavid
Date: 2008-07-26 01:13:42 -0500 (Sat, 26 Jul 2008)
New Revision: 5541

Modified:
   vendor/README.txt
Log:
Add a caveats section, to tell how to kill atlas build.

Modified: vendor/README.txt
===================================================================
--- vendor/README.txt	2008-07-26 06:09:54 UTC (rev 5540)
+++ vendor/README.txt	2008-07-26 06:13:42 UTC (rev 5541)
@@ -46,3 +46,16 @@
 contains nsis ported on Linux:
 
 makensis tools/basic.nsis
+
+CAVEATS
+=======
+
+The build.py script is really basic. It does not handle failure well, and it
+may be difficult to interrupt (windows indiosyncraties wrt process management
+and lack of signals do not help; add cygwin on the top of it to make things
+more complex).
+
+The only solution I can see would be to use ctypes to use windows specific
+ProcessTerminate. To stop atlas build is not easy either: even from cygwin
+shell, you cannot stop it easily. The easiest way I am aware of is to kill the
+AtlasTee.exe process (from cygwin or from the windows TaksManager).



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