[phenixbb] warning: do not upgrade Mac OS yet!

BEVAN MARSHALL bdmarshall at students.latrobe.edu.au
Fri Oct 25 16:40:01 PDT 2013

If you don't want to allow all outside apps you can right-click/cmd and select open. That should allow it to run also. It's only for the first time it's ran too.



On 26 Oct 2013, at 10:35 am, "Nathaniel Echols" <nechols at lbl.gov<mailto:nechols at lbl.gov>> wrote:

Following up on this: it is not quite so dire as I had originally thought, just horribly confusing (and still fundamentally broken).  When you click an app icon after the GUI first comes up, it will move the main GUI to the background, and the menus will change to the menus for the specific app, but the app window doesn't actually appear.  Clicking on the dock icon for the active GUI magically brings all windows to the foreground, and after that windows seem to appear normally.  So it is ultimately usable, in theory.  I will keep poking at this but I can't see anything wrong in our code, and the font-related error messages are certainly not going away easily.

PS. Apple helpfully resets the security settings when you upgrade, so attempting to install a new version of Phenix is going to pop up an error about us not being a registered developer.  You can un-break it by changing the security settings to allow apps from anywhere to be installed.  I'll see if there's a solution to this that doesn't involve giving Apple 30% of our NIH grants.


On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 7:22 AM, Nathaniel Echols <nechols at lbl.gov<mailto:nechols at lbl.gov>> wrote:
There is some kind of strange issue with wxPython on the new Mac OS ("Mavericks"), which for at least the 1.8.4 version prevents Phenix application windows (but not the main GUI) from opening.  It is also printing out an extraordinary number of warning messages about fonts to the console.  I'm hoping there is a simple solution (which seems likely, since 1.8.2 is mostly okay despite using the same version of wxPython), but until we figure out what is causing this, I recommend leaving your Macs unmolested if you want to use the Phenix GUI.

Updates to follow if-and-when I fix this.


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