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Re: [Help-smalltalk] More success with VisualGST on OS X

From: Gwenael Casaccio
Subject: Re: [Help-smalltalk] More success with VisualGST on OS X
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 12:47:08 +0200


For the file debugging may be you can use strace for that ?
Thanks for your return. If you find a VisualGST bug add it on the
GNU Smalltalk issue tracking (
that help me a lot !


On Tue, 2009-10-13 at 12:19 +0200, Eli Green wrote:
> Hi all,
> When I run gst-browser as a normal user, I receive an error saying 'File 
> error: Permission denied'. I have no idea where that comes from and I'm not 
> really sure how to debug it. I think the problem is that this occurs before 
> the Gtk MainLoop is executing, so the window can be created and displayed but 
> no widgets are ever asked to draw themselves.
> However, if I run gst-browser as root, everything works perfectly! The UI 
> comes up very quickly and is immediately usable. There are some errors which 
> I will attribute to VisualGST's relative immaturity.
> Any suggestions on how I can determine where this permission error is 
> occurring?
> Lastly, I was able to install the Quartz theming engine for OS X by 
> downloading the latest tarball (gtk-quartz-engine-0.2.tar.gz) from 
> , installing the latest 
> libtool from (placing BINDIR in my PATH) and configuring the 
> theme like this:
> CFLAGS='-m32' LDFLAGS='-arch i386' ./configure 
> --prefix=/Library/Frameworks/Gtk.framework/Resources
> After configuring, copy your official GNU libtool script OVER the libtool in 
> the gtk-quartz-theme directory - the generated version is broken but the 
> build works perfectly with the GNU version.
> However, it is hideous. Buttons are drawn strangely, widgets overlap in 
> terrible ways... absolutely awful. Much better to stick to clearlooks, which 
> is, to my eyes, much nicer than Squeak, Pharo or VisualWorks on OS X.
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