[pygtk] Runtime Error when using system menu on Windows

Elizabeth Palit elizabeth.palit at geneity.co.uk
Thu Mar 3 18:47:50 WST 2011

Further to my initial description, we have just tried with the demos 
included in 
and we get the same runtime error.

The problem seems to occur with versions higher than 2.12.

Has anyone else seen this problem?

Thanks very much


On 03/03/11 09:45, Elizabeth Palit wrote:
> Thank you for your reply, we'll keep working at it.  We see the crashes
> on Windows XP and Windows Vista, but haven't tested it on Windows 7.
> On 02/03/11 12:40, Dieter Verfaillie wrote:
>> Quoting "Elizabeth Palit" <elizabeth.palit at geneity.co.uk>:
>>> "Gdk:ERROR:gdkevents-win32.c:1649:_gdk_win32_being_modal_call:
>>> assertion failed: (!_modal_operation_in_progress)"
>> On what Windows version do you experience the crashes?
>> Could it be Windows 7 (or maybe Vista)? I'm aware of getting
>> (huge amounts) of warnings on Windows XP SP3 when right-clicking
>> the task bar entry of a GTK+ program but have not yet seen the
>> error above.
>> Looks to me like a bug in the win32 GDK backend and it even looks
>> suspiciously like a variant of
>> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=552041
>> I wrote a patch for that, it's attached to that bug report, but
>> have yet to receive any kind of response...
>> mvg,
>> Dieter
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