[IPython-dev] good news bad news

Eric Firing efiring at hawaii.edu
Fri Aug 27 03:20:08 EDT 2010

On 08/26/2010 07:46 PM, Brian Granger wrote:
> I have been playing more with the Qt Frontend that has GUi support.
> So far all of the testing I have done recently is with the Qt
> eventloop enabled in the kernel.
> Good news:
> * also all of the matplotlib examples that I have tried are working.
> I would say we are over 90% working with mpl examples.


One key bit of recently-attained mpl behavior is that show() is supposed 
to block if and only if mpl is not in interactive mode, and show() can 
be called repeatedly in either case.  Have you checked whether this is 
still working?


> * I have started to try out tvtk/mayavi examples and most of them fail
> miserably, either freezing or crashing the kernel entirely.
> I think an in between thing to try is trait based apps.  Evan, do you
> have some good examples of trait apps we can try in the kernel?  Like
> we had to modify matplotlib, I expect we will have to patch traits and
> Mayavi as well.  Tomorrow I am going to start shifting gears to
> working on the zmq stuff so we can heartbeat the kernel.
> Cheers,
> Brian

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