[Chimera-users] Sudden Chimera issues with OSX Mojave?

Neil Rzechorzek njr48 at cam.ac.uk
Thu Jun 27 10:30:06 PDT 2019

That's extremely useful Geoff, thank you - did not know about this!

I might give this a go to see if it has any effect on our systems.  Will 
report back if I go ahead (I'm just about managing with the daily build 
at present, though it has now crashed on me a few times...).

Many thanks,


On 27/06/2019 16:52, Geoffrey Sametz wrote:
> You may already know this, but: the latest Tk (8.6.9) doesn't play 
> well with tkinter. Python's solution seems to have been to bundle 
> 8.6.8 with new installs. In my own projects I installed 8.6.8 to 
> regain functionality.
> I posted an answer to a related question on stackoverflow and included 
> links:
> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/54957374/tkinter-window-opens-as-black-under-anaconda/56638650#56638650
> --Geoff Sametz
> On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 2:41 PM <chimera-users-request at cgl.ucsf.edu 
> <mailto:chimera-users-request at cgl.ucsf.edu>> wrote:
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>     Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2019 10:58:21 -0700
>     From: Eric Pettersen <pett at cgl.ucsf.edu <mailto:pett at cgl.ucsf.edu>>
>     To: Neil Rzechorzek <njr48 at cam.ac.uk <mailto:njr48 at cam.ac.uk>>
>     Cc: "chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu
>     <mailto:chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu> BB"
>     <chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu <mailto:chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu>>
>     Subject: Re: [Chimera-users] Sudden Chimera issues with OSX Mojave?
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>     Hi Neil,
>             I don?t know why your systems would have started having
>     problems in the last 48 hours.  Nonetheless, I suggest you try
>     using the daily build instead of the production release.  The
>     daily build uses a newer version of the Tk windowing toolkit that
>     Chimera relies on to draw windows, handle scrolling, etc. and that
>     newer version in particular has some fixes for bad scrolling
>     behavior.  If the daily build fails to remedy the problem, try
>     using Chimera?s Help?Report a Bug to make a bug report.  The bug
>     report will include many details of your hardware and software
>     setup that will help us investigate the problem.
>     ?Eric
>             Eric Pettersen
>             UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
> -- 
> Dr. Geoffrey Sametz
> QDH 104
> Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
> University of Delaware
> sametz at udel.edu <mailto:sametz at udel.edu>
> (302) 831-3621
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