[SciPy-dev] Plan for releasing Scipy 0.3.2

Pearu Peterson pearu at scipy.org
Wed Oct 6 17:37:53 CDT 2004

On Wed, 6 Oct 2004, Fernando Perez wrote:

> Pearu Peterson schrieb:
>> I have no problems with using gui_thread on a Debian system with 
>> wxPythonSrc- So, I wouldn't disable gui_thread for myself;)
>> My environment: Python 2.3.4, LANG is unset, Numeric 23.5.
> Ok, here's a bit more useful info: if I set LANG to C, it all looks pretty 
> good.  If I leave one of the fedora defaults, even an english one:
> planck[demo]> echo $LANG
> en_US.UTF-8
> I get guaranteed segfaults.  I'm going to guess it's a bug related to UTF-8 
> handling deep in the bowels of wx and/or GTK.

>> Could you try to use libwadpy or some other tool to find out which part of 
>> wxPython is segfaulting?
> Unfortunately I can't really commit to deeply debugging this problem at the 
> library level (WX) right now.  That kind of bug hunting in C libs is very 
> time consuming, and at the moment I can only spend short bursts of time on 
> this performing small tests.  Hopefully the LANG info  proves useful, since 
> that's the most I'm likely to be able to provide.  Can you see if you get 
> similar problems with UTF-8 settings?

No. Using `LANG=en_US.UTF-8 python` does not cause any problems here on 
Debian box: I can even run multiple wxPython demo instances.

> Perhaps doing a hard LANG=C inside gui_thread is a viable option also.  Not 
> ideal, but better than a segfault :)

I agree. But have you tested that adding 'os.environ["LANG"]="C"' to 
gui_thread will fix the problem? If so, then we should use it in 0.3.2.


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