[erlang-bugs] Re: [erlang-questions] wx fails to build on Snow Leopard

Tuncer Ayaz tuncer.ayaz@REDACTED
Mon Sep 7 20:01:46 CEST 2009

On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 11:24 AM, Tuncer Ayaz<tuncer.ayaz@REDACTED> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 8:00 AM, Dan Gudmundsson<dgud@REDACTED> wrote:
>> I don't think wxWidgets 2.8.* works in 64-bit, it uses the old gui api.
>> They are working on fixing that in wxWidgets 2.9 and 3.0.
> http://wiki.wxwidgets.org/Development:_wxMac#Building_under_10.6_Snow_Leopard
> I'll try the WX_2_9_0_BRANCH branch and/or trunk.


2.9 branch didn't build completely. trunk built but it looks like
gen/wxe_funcs.cpp would need to be adapted to changes in
wx trunk.

>> But the problem remains, for me the emulator crashes with a SIGTRAP when
>> loading the driver.
>> /Dan
>> Tuncer Ayaz wrote:
>>> On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 5:10 PM, Steve Vinoski<vinoski@REDACTED> wrote:
>>>> I'm seeing that the wx part of the Erlang/OTP build doesn't work on OS X
>>>> 10.6 (Snow Leopard). I don't use wx so it's no big deal to me, but I'm
>>>> seeing the g++ compiler appear to hang when compiling
>>>> lib/wx/c_src/gen/wxe_funcs.cpp. I let it run quite awhile and it never
>>>> got
>>>> past that point, but my laptop fans were running full blast so I wonder
>>>> if
>>>> the compilation got stuck in an infinite loop. If I manually edit wx out
>>>> of
>>>> the lib/Makefile, then everything builds and seems to work as normal.
>>>> There
>>>> are also lots of compilation warnings in the wx area due to deprecation
>>>> of
>>>> some APIs being used and due to string constants being passed as char*.
>>> The build continues once that one long compile step has finished.
>>> What was "quite a while"? 10 minutes? 30 minutes?
>>> Can you try to build again and wait a little longer?
>>> This does not mean that the wx driver now automatically works on OSX:
>>>  "WX Failed loading "wxe_driver"@[...]".
>>> Also, by default on OSX.6 it's -m64, so:
>>>  wxe_driver.so: Mach-O 64-bit bundle x86_64.).
>>> The wx driver not easily working is an issue specific to Darwin,
>>> there are no problems like that on linux.
>>> For the record, Snow Leopard seems to bundle wx-2.8.8 and the
>>> on 10.5 it also failed with 2.8.10. That's why I didn't try to use
>>> a 2.8.10 install of wxMac for the driver, yet.
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