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Re: python on powerpc

On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 11:03:34AM -0400, christophe barbe wrote:
> Hi,
> I was wondering if you shared my impression that most python programs
> are partially broken on powerpc. The last three programs written in
> python that I have tried are gdeskcal, straw and eroaster.
> The first one has significant display problems (the purpose of this program
> is to display a calendar in the background of the desktop). The second one
> is unable to fetch new blog entries (again the main purpose of this
> soft). And the third one, a burner GUI doesn't display the burning
> progress.

"Most" != 3. "Most" python programs I use under powerpc, I have no
problems with. Some fiddling with numbers from apt-cache shows ~70
packages that depend on python2.2 that aren't python modules.

Note that the three programs you mention share also python2.2-gtk2 as a
dependency; I'd look there for GUI problems. The corruption in gdeskcal
is likely an endian issue (which is not an uncommon problem when
programs are ported from x86 to ppc).

> I have not tested but I guess at least gdeskcal and straw work well on
> x86.

Bold statement :) [actually, they do.]

|David M. Cooke                      http://arbutus.physics.mcmaster.ca/dmc/

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