$ uname -a
Darwin nazgul.local 10.6.0 Darwin Kernel Version 10.6.0: Wed Nov 10
18:13:17 PST 2010; root:xnu-1504.9.26~3/RELEASE_I386 i386
$ python -c 'import matplotlib ; print matplotlib.__version__'
I installed Matplotlib from Pypi.
I'm having two problems with the MacOSX backend:
1) Plot windows systematically appear *behind* any other window. This
makes it difficult to find them.
2) I can't type anything in the save dialog box. The cursor blinks in
the text box, but any typing goes to the terminal. This is the same I
believe as http://old.nabble.com/save-dialogue-in-macosx-bug-p27966555.html
I attach a screenshot to explain more clearly what's happening. Typing
'filename' in the save dialog box results in 'filename' being
displayed in the terminal window, where the red arrow points to.
This seems to be related to the MacOSX backend as switching to TkAgg
resolves #2 (#1 still happens).