01 April 2009

Eric4 startup crash on Windows

This post is for google.

If your Eric4 for Windows keeps crashing on startup, try the following:

  1. Start eric4-tray.py (which should be in your PYTHON_HOME\Lib\site-packages\eric4)
  2. Right-click on the Eric icon tray, and select Preferences
  3. Change something in the Application section, and click Apply then Ok
  4. Right-click again on the icon, and select "Eric IDE". This time it should start ok.
  5. Now you should be able to quit the tray application and start Eric as usual


Giulio Piancastelli said...

This is the second Eric4 reference I get from a friendly source in four days. Is it really that cool? I'm told good things about non trivial code auto-completion and static code analysis.

However... don't you just love the fact that when programming Python you don't really need an IDE? I'm currently working with emacs and Ctrl+S (I could just use Notepad, for that matter, but Python code indentation in emacs ROCKS) and it seems to be suited well enough.

GiacomoL said...

Well, if you are doing Python + Qt development, it's certainly the best free IDE, because it integrates all the Qt tools and you get to automate the most repetitive tasks (UI-to-Python, refactoring, translations etc). The best feature, IMHO, is the graphic debugger. Autocompletion is a bit weird, sometimes it works extremely well and sometimes it struggles with the most trivial things.

I use it mostly because of the debugger, I can't be bothered to use pdb and litter my code.