The assorted finds of Artefact Publishing
After much fluffing around, reading inadequate and out of date documentation, not reading adequate and relevant documentation I didn’t realise bore on the issues at hand, and generally restarting Apache Tomcat until it behaved as I wished, I now have a working installation of Apache Cocoon. I approve, though it has had the effect of encouraging me to try building a Unicode-enabled version of wxPython.
I’ve done this before, and it wasn’t the most fun I’ve had. In fact, I’ve done it since then, too, and that was worse. You see, Python 2.2 doesn’t recognise some Unicode characters which I added to IPA Zounds (namely the extended parentheses and square brackets in the range U+239B to U+23A6) — I don’t know why, since there’re not new and they’re not special. In any case, Python 2.3 does know about them, so I needed to build a Python 2.3 version of wxPython, and I couldn’t. It just would not compile. So now I’m having another shot, with a newer version, and I can already see a miasma of frustration heading my way.
If I’m lucky, I will be able to once again use my own program on my preferred OS.
Update, six hours later: it’s compiled, it works, and it took six hours of building and rebuilding. Some of it was my fault.
Posted by jamie on November 13, 2003 10:24+13:00