[PyKDE] eric-snapshot-20030126 on OS X

Nicholas Riley njriley at uiuc.edu
Fri Jan 31 18:40:01 GMT 2003


I have been trying to get SIP, PyQt, QScintilla, eric3 working on OS X
(under X11, not natively), using the latest snapshots of each because
I had problems with the release version of PyQt not being able to find
.sip files, and then crashing sip if I moved them to the right place.
8 hours later (*sigh*), I have Qt 3.1.1, KDE 3.1, SIP, PyQt,
QScintilla, eric3 running.  The only source changes I needed were in
sipgen, because it was declaring variables in a .h file (?) -
everywhere else I just needed to edit the Makefiles, rather

I can run eric3 and I get the main window, shell, etc. but when I try
to open a document I get:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/sw/lib/python2.2/site-packages/ViewManager/ViewManager.py", line 1099,in newEditor
  File "/sw/lib/python2.2/site-packages/QScintilla/Editor.py", line 83, in __init__
  File "/sw/lib/python2.2/site-packages/qtext.py", line 71, in __init__
TypeError: Argument 1 of QextScintilla() has an invalid type

The really strange part of this is that there are no directories as in
the first two lines of the traceback, they've actually got an
'/eric3/' after the site-packages.

I had the same message in eric 3.0.1, but it showed up in the 'stderr'
tab instead of printed to the console.

As far as I can tell libqtextcmodule.so links to
libqscintilla.0.dylib.  I have no idea what is happening beyond there.

The other problem I had was building eric3, by default the OS X
filesystem is not case-sensitive (but it is case-preserving) so I had
problems with 'helpviewer' and 'Helpviewer' conflicting.  This is new
in the snapshot as 3.0.1 did not have this problem.  Windows users
will probably have the same issue.

Finally it would be nice if there were larger disclaimers that
PyQt/etc are not supported under OS X, and perhaps a warning displayed
by build.py as well.  I only saw the statement on the homepage about 6
hours into the process. :/

=Nicholas Riley <njriley at uiuc.edu> | <http://www.uiuc.edu/ph/www/njriley>
        Pablo Research Group, Department of Computer Science and
  Medical Scholars Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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