[Twisted-Python] Twistd .tac + wxpython

Gabriel Rossetti gabriel.rossetti at arimaz.com
Thu Aug 20 05:20:59 EDT 2009

Hello everyone,

I have some services written that I'd like to run in a ta.c w/ twistd. 
One of them uses wxpython. I originally used the wxreactor but it seams 
to have some problems on Mac OS X and Windows, so with help from some 
people on this list I ended up using the wx mainloop as the mainloop and 
putting the reactor in a separate thread. This seams to work well, but 
now that I want to create a .tac I don't think this is possible.

The problem that prompted me to create a .tac is that if I want to use 
py2app, I need just one main file and my app works using a launcher that 
accepts a service name as a param and it takes care of running it. On 
Windows with py2exe, I had created a main script that called the 
launcher with the param in a new process. Py2exe is capable of creating 
several .exe files, so I would generate the launcher and the main 
script. Not being able to do this with py2app I though of ditching my 
launcher and using twistd. Even in the event that I got everything to 
work with the wx reactor, from what I understand twistd uses one reactor 
(that can be specified via command-line), and thus I would either have 
to use the wxreactor for all the services (which doesn't work), or a 
standard reactor, but then it's my wx service that won't work. I thought 
of maybe putting the wx mainloop in a thread and using the standard 
reactor but I don't know how well this works or even if it's possible.

Does anyone have an idea? I'm open to all suggestions and proposals,


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