[AG-TECH] Running shared apps / AGVCR_Launcher on OS X

Thomas D. Uram turam at mcs.anl.gov
Mon Oct 2 09:43:16 CDT 2006

Hi Derek:

That's a known problem that is fixed in the latest AG3 release.  agpm 
uses whichever python it was run with in the registration of the new 
application, which in your case is python, not pythonw.  There are two 
ways out of this:

- run agpm on the command line with pythonw
- modify ~/.AccessGrid/Config/ApplicationDatabase so that AGVCRLauncher 
is started with pythonw instead of python


On 10/2/06 9:32 AM, Derek Piper wrote:
>     Hi,
>     I've been having a go at testing AGVCR and AGVCR_Launcher on Mac 
> OS X. I've noticed, to my dismay, that AGVCR_Launcher doesn't even run 
> from the 2.4 Venue Client on OS X. I guess my legions (!) of OS X 
> testers hadn't gotten that far yet ;)
>     Anyway.. an odd problem, it says 'This program needs access to the 
> screen. Please run with 'pythonw', not 'python', and only when you are 
> logged in on the main display of your Mac'. I'm running the 
> VenueClient from a terminal (used pythonw to launch) so I can see the 
> debug output, but I also get nowhere when I try and run it by 
> launching the AGTk .app, then the Venue Client and then the shared 
> app. I can run the 'Shared Question Tool' but not 'AGVCR_Launcher'. 
> Looking at the python files they are about identical on the top part 
> and call the same 'WXGUIApplication()' so I'm a bit confused. Any 
> hints/ideas anyone?
>     I'm not sure how people have been running AGVCR or the launcher, 
> if indeed they have been able to do so. For the Mac users, I do now 
> have a Mac 'bundle' of AGVCR working, at the moment it's just PowerPC 
> but I plan to release it this week. I was finally able to free enough 
> disk space on the root drive to install AG 2.4 so I thought I'd try 
> making some changes in AGVCR_Launcher to run it from the bundle.
>     Derek

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