[SciPy-dev] Python (Enthought Edition) for Windows test release

John Hunter jdhunter at ace.bsd.uchicago.edu
Fri Jan 21 09:08:49 CST 2005

    Fernando> Just curious: did you test this from a normal terminal
    Fernando> or from ipython -pylab? I ask because I was just trying
    Fernando> to help a colleague get going with Enthon, and starting
    Fernando> ipython -pylab with the WXAgg backend gave me a nasty
    Fernando> ipython crash, related to signal handling.
    Fernando> Unfortunately I didn't have time to investigate, since I
    Fernando> was supposed to help him with other things.  I just set
    Fernando> the default backend to TkAgg and moved on.

I tested in a normal terminal, not pylab.

    Fernando> cross-platform-frienly problem...  If this really breaks
    Fernando> things for windows users, I'd appreciate if someone
    Fernando> could test (keeping the WXAgg backend), changing the
    Fernando> above to:

Yes, it does break wxagg/pylab on win32.  And your change fixes it.
With the try/except block I was able to run --pylab with wxagg as my
default backend.

Good catch, Fernando!


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