Dabo in 30 seconds?

Cliff Wells cliff at develix.com
Mon Aug 1 02:09:09 CEST 2005

On Sun, 2005-07-31 at 16:22 -0700, Paul Rubin wrote:
> Cliff Wells <cliff at develix.com> writes:
> > wxWidgets/wxPython hasn't required GTK 1.x in quite a long time.  Please
> > get your facts straight.
> It did last time I tried installing it, which was maybe 3-6 months ago.
> Someone posted that it had been updated recently.

Looking on SourceForge, I see that had GTK2 builds and it's
dated 2003-10-01.  I also know that GTK2 support came well before this
and was in fact a build option long before Robin made an official
release.  Unfortunately SF doesn't go back any further than this and I
don't have time to research it further.   Nevertheless it's provable
that wxPython had GTK2 releases almost 2 years ago.


> I spent several hours trying to install wxPython on Linux without
> success (a lot of that was figuring out that some undefined symbol it
> was complaining about was some GTK 1.5 function that had didn't exist
> in GTK 2.1).  As I remember, wxPython itself compiled without too much
> trouble but wxWidgets and/or GTK 1.5 (once I got a copy of that) had
> some problems.  I decided I just didn't care enough to keep pursuing it.

I've seen a few people run into issues like this, usually as the result
of autoconf/automake finding obsolete libraries on a system (e.g. if you
upgraded your redhat from 7.3 to 9.0 and stale libraries were left
around).  This isn't specific to wx, I've seen similar problems with
other software (PostgreSQL being a common one).  They can usually be
fixed, but it does take some sleuthing.  Still, can't really blame wx
for this as it's more the distro's fault for not having good
update/packaging systems.

> > >    http://www.software-lab.de/down.html
> > 
> > It sounded interesting until you said "Java Applet".  Talk about causing
> > deployment issues...
> Yeah, I don't have Java in my browser, but it's very widely deployed.
> For most of the stuff I do though, a plain HTML interface is fine.

Yah, I think Java is the one thing I've never had work satisfactorily
(read "without crashing or failing to load altogether") on
Fedora/Redhat.  For a while I had it working with the JVM from IBM, but
those happy days are long gone.  I now simply ignore apps written in


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