OK, I just checked the archives. This definitely has
> cropped up before on ipython w/ matplotlib under 0.83.2.
> Steve Schmerler reported it on the user's list and we had
> some extensive discussions on and off list and never found
> the cause. He eventually just started using the debian
> package at which point the bug hunt was terminated.
> Fernando, if you can replicate it on your box with your
> current install, maybe you can set me up with an account and
> I'll log in and see if I can trace it. It looks like it's
> going to be a gtk/ipython/matplotlib/threading multi-headed
OK, this is getting thornier by the minute. Fernando gave me an
account on his system running mpl 0.83.2 and ipython CVS and I logged
in over X11 and was unable to reproduce the bug. He then logged in as
me locally so we had the same environment and got the crash.
The only two differences I can see are that I have a different X11
server on my local machine and that the delays may be different since
he is local and I am remote over ssh. So it could be some kind of
nasty GUI timing threading thingie.
If anyone has any ideas that these facts inspirec, fire away.