matplotlib-0.54 Win98 crash

Hi John,
I've now retraced my steps and discovered that GTKAgg exhibits the crashing problem but TkAgg seems to exhibit a different but maybe related problem.

I uninstalled 0.53.1 again and confirmed that the old \site-packages\matplotlib directory was removed.
I'm trying the matplotlib-0.54.win32-py2.3.exe version with Numeric and the only .matplotlibrc setting changed being
backend : GTKAgg

import matplotlib

returns without complaint but

import matplotlib.matlab

generates a pythonw illegal operation dialog with "PYTHONW caused an invalid page fault" etc. and causes IDLE generates a
"================================ RESTART ================================"

If I use
backend : TkAgg


import matplotlib.matlab

now returns without complaint

However, there are problems. For example, I tried running a previously working plot script from SciTE and it now generates an abnormal program termination MSVC++ Runtime library error from pythonw.exe prior to a page fault.
This time, python generates something:
Fatal Python error: PyEval_RestoreThread: NULL tstate

Process failed to respond; forcing abrupt termination...

let me know if there's anything else you want me to try


----- Original Message -----
From: John Hunter <jdhunter@...4...>
Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 18:43:04 -0500
To: "Gary Ruben" <gazzar@...25...>
Subject: Re: [Matplotlib-users] matplotlib-0.54 Win98 crash

    > I just tried matplotlib-0.54 under Win98 with the GTKAgg
    > backend and it crashes python when I do import
    > matplotlib.matlab It doesn't seem to get far enough to
    > generate any helpful diagnostics I'm afraid. I've reverted
    > to 0.53.1 for the moment. Anyone else had success or
    > failure in Win98?

Can you try flushing the old site-packages/matplotlib and reinstall?
Did you use the numarray or numeric matplotlib build? There is a
problem with the numarray build in that it was built against numarray
CVS. Hopefully we can get a new build up tomorrow.

Do you get a segfault or a traceback? Are there any messages?


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