wxPython and threading issue

Patrick Smith smith.patrick__NOSPAM__ at gmail.com
Fri Sep 29 10:35:27 EDT 2006

"Nick Vatamaniuc" <vatamane at gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1159519609.483029.162340 at c28g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> If your thread is long running and it is not possible to easily set a
> flag for it to check and bail out, then how does it display the
> progress in the progress dialog. How often does that get updated? If
> the progress dialog is updated often, then at each update have the
> thread check a self.please_die flag, for example, and break out
> (possibly after releasing some resources...).
> Having the work done in an external process might or might not work
> easily for your problem. It will make it easy to kill the execution but
> it might be OS dependent, and you will have to define some
> communication interface between your processes (for example, how would
> an external process easily provide progress feedback to its parent?).

The external process was their original approach, but when cancel was
pressed or the UI was closed they found the subprocess still around.  Also,
it must work on windows, linux, and mac.


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