[IPython-dev] IPython proposal: getting rid of "ipython -pylab\-wthread\etc."

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux at normalesup.org
Thu Jul 16 13:53:04 EDT 2009

On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 10:45:04AM -0700, Brian Granger wrote:
>    Obviously, the creation of the IApp object should be put into the GUI
>    toolkit initialization code in mpl/mayavi/etc.  I will work with Robin to
>    get a version of wx posted that has the patched applied so people can
>    begin to test this.

OK, that's great. It enlightens me. So, it seems you guys are on the
right track. I'll just wait for the new versions of wx to come out. You
are doing great work on that.

One piece of warning: Wx has a terrible upgrade path. Upgrading it breaks
stuff. As a consequence, people don't upgrade it often, and my experience
is that we have to maintain compatibility with old version for years (at
least 3 years: in Ubuntu, latest release, installing SPE drags along
wxPython 2.6, and thus people find themselves importing this version
without realizing it).


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