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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Initial, brief test drive of GNUmed on Mac, e

From: Sebastian Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Initial, brief test drive of GNUmed on Mac, ending with "Python quit unexpectedly"
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2007 15:15:17 +0100
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On Donnerstag 27 Dezember 2007, J Busser wrote:
> My earlier post, dated Sept 28, 2007 contained the first Mac
> screenshot from GNUmed client v :-)
> Below a few things I can report from having downloaded the version,
> after I sorted out some Mac-specific issues about running from a
> Python different from what came with the OS (which info I put on the
> wiki). 
Yes , really nice. Please check out gnumed from CVS (see attached script) and
try to run it with

to see if local installation and app bundle show a difference in behavior

> Note this is a late posting from observations I made 2 months 
> ago, and not from what Sebastian just made available. See next
> postings for that!
>  From on Mac:
> 1) GNUmed started nicely, with latencies of 5-10 seconds on my 2-3
> year old iMac between the initial stages (loading modules etc).
> Understandably there was latency of ~ 40 seconds once I selected a
> patient (Kirk).

Yes. It connects to our public database at

I really recommend setting up a local database which is pretty easy on Macs.
Just run the bootstrap latest script and off you go. It has been verified to 
work just yesterday.

> Searching for "Kirk" offered me 2 matches. When I 
> searched instead for "Ki Ja" I was given 4 choices (duplicates)...
> but I will have to go back and read if I used the phrasewheel
> incorrectly.

Please provide a screenshot or more info.

> 2) Slight screen drawing imperfections (edges of buttons cut off etc)
> were frequent but these were all mild. I can send specifics if
> desired. When I clicked Appointments I got an expected error
> message... I trust that KOrganizer would have to be loaded
> separately, if it is even possible to run under Mac (maybe under
> X11),
It cannot (?) and I am planning on replacing this with a more cross platform 
product. Chandler (wxpython, might fit in but right now 
no steps have been taken to evaluate this.  

> and I was at least able to "Keep running" unless this was the 
> cause of the problem --- the sudden "bombing" of Python --- after I
> clicked the "Manual" plugin.
I will take a look.

Sebastian Hilbert 
Leipzig / Germany
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