[ I'm cc-ing the matplotlib list here, in case anyone can help us with this one. The context is: testing the new ipython release candidate from
Charlie is havig problems with -pylab and the gtk backend.]
Charlie Moad wrote:
First of all, thanks as always. I can't remember the last time I
have used the vanilla python shell.
I am trying the rc, and I get 100% cpu usage just by running
ipython -pylab. This is on ubuntu/mpl-cvs/gtkagg.
This has been reported before, and I am not yet sure if the problem is ipython or matplotlib. Unfortunately, on all of my boxes, matplotlib/gtkagg just segfaults instantly, so I can't even debug this one.
Help me a little: can you please test back and forth ipython 0.6.15 and 0.7.0.rc, without changing anything else? Is the problem ONLY with 0.7.0?
If that is the case, then I can try to track down what the threading call causing the problem might be. IPython has no C code in it, it only initializes the threads system for GTK, but perhaps I'm making an incorrect call there.
Any help here would be very welcome.