[Tkinter-discuss] Pmw problem in cygwin with Tkinter

Michael Lange klappnase at freenet.de
Sat Jan 7 19:09:26 CET 2006

On Thu, 5 Jan 2006 13:26:14 -0700
Stewart Midwinter <stewart.midwinter at gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Stewart,

> I have a Tkinter app running on cygwin.  It includes a Test menu item
> that does nothing more than fetch a directory listing and display it
> in a Toplevel window (I'd use a tkMessageBox showinfo widget, but for
> some reason the text is invisible on cygwin).
> After I close the Toplevel widget, all of the menus in my app behave
> as though they have no contents to them, i..e I can press on the File
> menu button, and see it depress, but the Exit submenu does not appear
> (and neither do any of the other menus' submenus).  However, a Quit
> button in my status bar does respond, so the problem lies with the
> menu.
> Below are two apps that illustrate the problem. It's obvious that the
> problem is with Pmw, and in particular with the menubar widget.  The
> first test app uses Pmw, and displays the problem behaviour.   The
> second test app uses basic Tk menus, and does not have a problem.
> Any clues?

Sorry, I don't have much ideas here; however on my linux box your test app
runs fine, and if tkMessageBox does not work either it does not seem so
obvious to me that Pmw causes the problems.



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