[SciPy-dev] Plan for releasing Scipy 0.3.2

Pearu Peterson pearu at scipy.org
Wed Oct 6 17:19:26 CDT 2004



On Wed, 6 Oct 2004, Fernando Perez wrote:

> I worry that gui_thread is really not ready for public consumption:
>
> planck[pylab]> cd  /usr/share/doc/wxPythonGTK2-2.4.2.4/demo/
> planck[demo]> ip
> Python 2.3.3 (#1, May  7 2004, 10:31:40)
> Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>
> IPython 0.6.4.rc1 -- An enhanced Interactive Python.
> ?       -> Introduction to IPython's features.
> %magic  -> Information about IPython's 'magic' % functions.
> help    -> Python's own help system.
> object? -> Details about 'object'. ?object also works, ?? prints more.
>
> In [1]: import gui_thread
>
> In [2]: gui_thread.start()
>
> In [3]: import Main
>
> In [4]: d = Main.wxPythonDemo(None,-1, 'a')
> Segmentation fault
>
> Prabhu is getting very good results with wxpython 2.5, but it seems that for 
> 2.4 there are serious problems still.  I've been running several small tests 
> which he has suggested, but with no positive results yet.
>
> Considering that this is on an up-to-date Fedora 2 install, perhaps 
> gui_thread  should be disabled for WxPython 2.4.  Printing a warning and 
> telling users that gui_thread only supports 2.5 would be better than 
> segfaulting :)

I have no problems with using gui_thread on a Debian system with 
wxPythonSrc-2.4.2.4. So, I wouldn't disable gui_thread for myself;)
My environment: Python 2.3.4, LANG is unset, Numeric 23.5.

Could you try to use libwadpy or some other tool to find out which part of 
wxPython is segfaulting?

Pearu




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