[Matplotlib-devel] building from source with PyPy

Thomas Caswell tcaswell at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 15:14:02 EDT 2016


I think you sent this to the wrong mailing list?  This went to
matplotlib-devel, not the wxpython list ;)

That aside, getting wxPython working seems like good progress from the POV
of mpl + pypy!


On Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 3:05 PM Matti Picus <matti.picus at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi. I am a PyPy dev. Today I tried building wxPython Phoenix using PyPy,
> and would like to share my experience :).
> It took me a while to find the github repo, the wiki and web site do not
> seem to mention it AFAICT. In fact, the buildbot instructions here
> https://wiki.wxpython.org/ProjectPhoenix/BuildbotSlave tricked me into
> thinking that SVN was stil the preferred method of source control for
> the project. But once I found the github repo
> https://github.com/wxWidgets/Phoenix everything became easier.
> Since I am using a dev version of PyPy (not packaged by the Debian
> maintainer, rather the nightly HEAD), I needed to roll my own
> pypy-config based on the python27-config script.
> Of course, the build immediately crashed since our C-API compatibility
> is not yet good enough. We seem to have some badly declared function
> signatures that do not match CPython, I will be fixing these over the
> next few weeks, and may need to submit patches or fixes for too
> heavy-duty use of c pointers that I cannot fix on the PyPy side of things.
> I would love to get the wxPython toolkit working under PyPY, so I hope
> there are not too many patches needed.
> FWIW, we did try to use CFFI instead of the C-API a few years back
> during a Google Summer of Code, the results are languishing on
> https://bitbucket.org/waedt/wxpython_cffi.
> So thanks for wxPython, and stay tuned, hopefully I can make some
> progress here
> Matti
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