[kepler-dev] problems and fixes in cvs head of ptolemy

Edward A Lee eal at eecs.berkeley.edu
Thu Jan 8 15:18:40 PST 2004

It does in my tree, which is up-to-date with the repository...


At 02:53 PM 1/8/2004 -0800, Stephen Andrew Neuendorffer wrote:
>No, it doesn't...  FileAttribute is hacked to deal with this specially.
>At 02:49 PM 1/8/2004 -0800, Edward A Lee wrote:
>>Most likely ptolemy/data/expr/Constants.java is not up-to-date
>>in the Kepler tree?  That file defines the CLASSPATH variable...
>>At 02:29 PM 1/8/2004 -0800, Chad Berkley wrote:
>>>yeah, I'm not sure why this doesn't work.  I thought $CLASSPATH should 
>>>work as well.  Here's the error:
>>>[java] java.lang.Exception: Failed to read configuration 
>>>      [java]     at 
>>> ptolemy.vergil.VergilApplication._createDefaultConfiguration(VergilApplication.java:273)
>>>      [java] Caused by: com.microstar.xml.XmlException: XML element 
>>> "input" triggers exception. in 
>>> file:/home/berkley/project/temp/ptII/ptolemy/configs/defaultFullConfiguration.xml 
>>> at line 58 and column 67
>>>      [java] Caused by:
>>>      [java]  ptolemy.kernel.util.IllegalActionException: Error 
>>> evaluating expression: $CLASSPATH/doc/img/ptIIplanetIcon.gif
>>>      [java]   in .configuration.icon editor library.image.source
>>>      [java] Because:
>>>      [java] The ID CLASSPATH is undefined.
>>>      [java]     at 
>>> ptolemy.moml.MoMLParser.startElement(MoMLParser.java:2463)
>>>christopher, do you see anything that looks suspicious in that?
>>>Christopher Hylands Brooks wrote:
>>>>Strange, $CLASSPATH should work.  $CLASSPATH is handled specially,
>>>>>If a file name begins with the reference "$CLASSPATH", then when
>>>>>the file is opened for reading, the openForReading() method
>>>>>will search for the file relative to the classpath (using the
>>>>>getResource() method of the current class loader).  This will only
>>>>>work for a file that exists, and thus the openForWriting() method
>>>>>will not understand the "$CLASSPATH" string; this makes sense
>>>>>since the classpath typically has several directories, and it
>>>>>would not be obvious where to create the file.  The asURL()
>>>>>method also recognizes the "$CLASSPATH" string, but not the asFile()
>>>>>method (which is typically used when accessing a file for writing).
>>>>>NOTE: If the container of this parameter also contains a variable
>>>>>named CLASSPATH, then the value of that variable is used instead
>>>>>of the Java classpath.
>>>>I'm not sure why it would not be working unless there was a partial
>>>>merge where the version of FileParameter that predates the CLASSPATH
>>>>Christopher Hylands Brooks cxh at eecs.berkeley.edu  University of California
>>>>Programmer/Analyst Chess/Ptolemy/GSRC         US Mail: 558 Cory Hall #1770
>>>>ph: 510.643.9841 fax:510.642.2739             Berkeley, CA 94720-1770
>>>>home: (F-Tu) 707.665.0131 (W-F) 510.655.5480  (office: 400A Cory)
>>>>     ok, I got the head of the ptolemy cvs to work with kepler. This is 
>>>> what     I did:
>>>>     -add TextAttribute.java to the makefile 
>>>> in     ptII/ptolemy/vergil/kernel/attributes
>>>>     -remake that directory
>>>>     -change line 87 
>>>> of     ptII/ptolemy/vergil/kernel/attributes/ImageAttribute.java to 
>>>> be     source.setExpression("$PTII/doc/img/ptIIplanetIcon.gif");
>>>>     (instead of "$CLASSPATH/doc/....")
>>>>     -remake that directory.
>>>>     -change line 87 of 
>>>> ptII/ptolemy/vergil/kernel/attributes/demo/AnimateVergil/AnimateVergil. 
>>>> x ml to <property 
>>>> name="source"     class="ptolemy.kernel.attributes.FileAttribute" 
>>>> value="$PTII/doc/img/ptIIplanetIcon.gif">
>>>>     (again instead of "$CLASSPATH/doc....")
>>>>     hope that works for you.  if it does, maybe forward this info onto 
>>>> the     ptolemy folks.  It looks like someone just inadvertantly stuck 
>>>> in     $CLASSPATH when it should have been $PTII.
>>>>     chad
>>>>     --     -----------------------
>>>>     Chad Berkley
>>>>     National Center for
>>>>     Ecological Analysis
>>>>     and Synthesis (NCEAS)
>>>>     berkley at nceas.ucsb.edu
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>>>Chad Berkley
>>>National Center for
>>>Ecological Analysis
>>>and Synthesis (NCEAS)
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>>Edward A. Lee, Professor
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