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

Derek Piper dcpiper at indiana.edu
Mon Oct 2 10:46:23 CDT 2006

	Ah, thanks.. at the very least I can highlight this in the docs now 
too. That did indeed make the difference.



Thomas D. Uram wrote:
> 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
> Tom
> 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

Derek Piper - dcpiper at indiana.edu - (812) 856 0111
IRI 323, School of Informatics
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

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