[Chandler-dev] wx tarball, SWIG and functional tests

John Anderson john at osafoundation.org
Mon Apr 10 10:36:34 PDT 2006

Hi Philippe:

I'm concerned that tracking down the tarball bugs and finishing my 
wxGrid checkin is going to be difficult for me to accomplish by 
Thursday. Since I'm in the middle of debugging my wxGrid changes, which 
is going well, I'm going to focus on trying to finish it today. If I run 
into unexpected snags I'll switch  my focus to the tarball problem. I'll 
keep you posted on my progress at the end of today.

One alternative we might want to consider is rolling wx back to 36 and 
fixing the the 3 wxGrid incremental update bugs for our Thursday goal.

I also decided to work from home today to maximize the time I have to 
program today.


Philippe Bossut wrote:
> Hi,
> As most of you devs are aware of, we're having problems to land the 
> last wx tarball (tarball 39). Quite a bit of people are involved with 
> trying to solve the issue but, in the meantime, the quick build 
> doesn't use that tarball and quite a few alpha2 changes (from John, 
> David and Reid) are blocked.
> It's imperative that we solve this problem for 0.7alpha2. John thinks 
> that the issue is caused by memory corruption (crashes are somewhat 
> random and happens in different places on different machines) and the 
> likely culprits are the new wx and the new SWIG.
> Here's a possible plan:
> - John and Robin continue to help narrow the issue. On question I have 
> is: is it possible to back out to the previous version of SWIG with 
> the current set of wx patches? (minus the SWIG specific patches)
> - David will act as backup though he'll continue to work on 
> wxColumnHeader integration which is also critical for alpha2
> - Alec and others on the Apps team will pick up some of John's alpha2 
> tasks on Summary Table View (Dashboard) improvements so that we 
> minimize the impact of this emergency on alpha2 planning.
> Let me know guys if this is a workable plan. We already had some 
> private conversations on this over the weekend but since this is 
> affecting lots of people (including the alpha2 plan), I think it's 
> better we have this discussion here.
> Cheers,
> - Philippe
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