[New-bugs-announce] [issue11075] Turtle crash with IDLE on Mac OS X 10.6

Alex McNerney report at bugs.python.org
Mon Jan 31 06:26:32 CET 2011

New submission from Alex McNerney <amcnerney13 at yahoo.com>:

Info: I have Python 2.7.1:86832 (32-bit) installed using ActiveState Tcl/Tk 8.5.9 on Mac OS X 10.6

Whenever I try to run (from the IDLE) a Python script using the turtle module, the window that shows up will draw anything passed to it, but it will not come to the front using the listen() function, nor will clicking on the window do anything more than cause the spinning beach ball to appear. Because it does not come the the foreground, functions like onkey() and onclick() are completely unusable.

However, when said Python script is run from the Terminal, the window is completely responsive. I believe this to be some sort of problem with the IDLE.app

Things that I have tried:
Tried different versions of tcl/tk: 8.4.19, 8.4.7, 8.5.9
Tried different versions of Python 2.7.1: 32-bit, 32/64-bit, 32-bit compiled from source.

Other things that may be useful:
This probably has no relevancy, but just in case:
In the .mpkg installed Python 2.7.1 (32-bit), the IDLE says the GCC version is 4.0.1
In the source compiled version, it says 4.2.1

It is quite annoying to not be able to use the IDLE to create and test programs using the turtle module. Please help.

assignee: ronaldoussoren
components: IDLE, Macintosh, Tkinter
messages: 127577
nosy: amcnerney13, ronaldoussoren
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Turtle crash with IDLE on Mac OS X 10.6
type: crash
versions: Python 2.7

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