[IPython-dev] Detecting GUI mainloop running in IPython
Sun Jul 25 15:35:00 CDT 2010
On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 12:10:12PM -0700, Brian Granger wrote:
> * It is not sufficient to call the relevant function methods in the
> GUI toolkits (like ``IsMainLoopRunning``) because those don't know
> if the GUI event loop is running through the input hook.
OK, so this is the key part that I had missed. I could even call this a
bug of the various toolkits.
Is there any way to find out if the GUI event loop is running through
the input hook at all?
> Both matplotlib and ets have code that tries to [snip]
The problem is a bit larger: it's not only about matplotlib, ets and
IPython, it's a fairly general practice for plugin-like code to check if
the eventloop is running before starting it.
So, we have a problem and no solution (yet). The good news (I guess) is
that IPython 0.11 is not in production yet. I am just worried about the
bug reports landing in the various packages.
Thanks for your explanations. If you have any suggestions, I am open to
try things out in Mayavi (which apart for this problem works just fine
More information about the IPython-dev