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

John Anderson john at osafoundation.org
Mon Apr 10 17:17:48 PDT 2006

Hi Philippe:

Here's an update:

Robin verified that OSX functional tests failed with the old SWIG. So it 
appears it isn't a SWIG issue as David suspected.

Various other bugs were found in the 39 tarball until Heikki backed it 
out this morning, e.g. Reid discovered that the python shell in Chandler 
broke and Dan saw unicode errors on Unbuntu. Robin emailed me a fix for 
my grid lines bug. I suspect we'd find more bugs in 39 if we did more 

I spent the day mostly working on my wxGrid changes to scale column 
widths. I got it working in the grid sample demo and finished 
preliminary testing. Next I need to try it in Chandler, which I'm 
guessing will be easy -- although I can't check it in until we resolve 
the 39 tarball issues.

I'm still guessing that getting the 39 tarball ready by Thursday is 
unlikely to happen given the number of known problems that need to be 
resolved. Alternatively we could always roll back to 36 then add the 
wxGrid fixes.


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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