|P is for Practical|
BaldManTomby BaldManTom (Friar)
|on Jun 05, 2006 at 18:22 UTC||Need Help??|
QA by training. I enjoy playing around and writing little "one off" type scripts that serve a small, specific purpose, though I'm trying my hand at larger projects.
Miscellaneous Things to Remember
Padre and Wx on Mac OS X (10.5)
I had a heckuva time getting Padre running on my Mac. I now wish I'd saved some of the errors I'd gotten for posterity, perhaps I'll be able to do so should I ever blow away the OS and start over. But, here's what I did to get things working.
wxWidgets - I downloaded the source from the main wxWidgets site and compiled and installed. When I did a vanilla compile and install, Alien-wxWidgets (see below) found my wxWidgets intallation, but noted that there was no support for 'gl', 'media', or 'stc'. Documentation is pretty lacking regarding the build options for wxWidgets, but I found that I could use --with-opengl and -enable-mediactrl to enable 'gl' and 'media'. So, the command line I used with the configure script is:
Which got me the rest of the way home.
Padre Dependencies - This gave me fits. Since I had tried installing Padre previously, I had also previously installed all the other dependencies. After a lot of trial and error, I ended up blowing away all traces of Alien-wxWidgets, Wx, Wx-Perl-ProcessStream and Wx-Perl-Dialog. When installing Alien-wxWidgets, I just chose to use the wxWidgets installation I had just built. Once I did that, my life suddenly became much easier. The only thing I had to force-install was Wx-Perl-ProcessStream, as my Mac seemed very unhappy about it.
Padre Itself - Once all the dependencies were out of the way, Padre itself installed with no issues. The only change I needed to make was to the padre startup script, to use 'wxPerl' instead of 'perl'.
These may not be odd, nor may they be issues with OpenOffice::OODoc and are simply me being an idiot, but I've spent lots and lots of time working around these issues, so I want to record what I've done so I'll remember next time.
Creating Styles - For some reason, when I create a new style using the $doc->createStyle method, properties that I specify are not applied. Instead, I have to first create the style, then update it, as such:
Then my style is happy.
Encoding - If my document needs some encoding other than the default (which is 'iso-8859-1'), I should specify that when creating the document object:
That worked rather nicely for me.