wxPython on GTK [Apologies - Probably OFF-TOPIC]

David Fraser davidf at sjsoft.com
Wed Jun 23 09:59:31 CEST 2004


C Johnson wrote:
> Fernando Perez <fperez528 at yahoo.com> wrote in message news:<cb00gj$80k$1 at peabody.colorado.edu>...
> 
>>Batista, Facundo wrote:
> 
> 
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>>>The problem is that it's actually closed but not fixed, so I'm worried about
>>>the viability of wxPython in GTK.
>>
> 
> That may be the result of wxWidgets core library never stating support
> of GTK+2.4 up.  (More following this)
> 
> --8<--SNIP--8<--
> 
>>I honestly doubt they can leave such a catastrophic bug alive for long, they'd
>>shoot themselves in the foot by losing all users, as linux distros migrate
>>over to current GTK.
>>
> 
> 
> I am unsure who "they" are in this context but wxWidgets, wxGTK in
> particular has *EXPERIMENTAL* support for GTK+2.2 and is of course
> suppose to fully support GTK+1.2 up.  Nowhere in the documentation of
> the wxWidgets code base does it state support for GTK+2.4 up.  Like
> you I can only hope they are working on it but in the mean time I am
> trying to come up to speed with the GTK+ core API so that I can submit
> patches around the "accidentally exported" public symbols from GTK+2.2
> that wxGTK-2.4.2 has been using.  Technically speaking, no - none of
> the offending code base *should* have worked if it weren't for
> accidentally exported symbols/API change on the GTK+ side that the
> wxGTK side picked up.
> 
> 
>>So I suspect public pressure will help fix this soon, though I honestly wish it
>>hadn't happened in the first place (I've lost the usage of some code which
>>relied on wx).
> 
> 
> I am not a core wxWidgets developer* but in the event that they are
> not, which I doubt they are *not* going to address, others are - I
> surely am not the only one stepping up here.  ;)  I am starting to
> learn python from a C++ background so that is the motivation for
> disrupting your group as well as encountering this problem too.
> 
> Chris
> linuxok71 AT itlnet DOT net
> 
Glad to hear you are trying to sort this out. I suggest you join the 
wx-dev list and report on your progress there... I think you'll find 
that the core developers will be very receptive to your contributions 
and helpful with questions...

David



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