[Solved] 0.19pre, StartWB never open up Start page

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fc_tofu
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[Solved] 0.19pre, StartWB never open up Start page

Post by fc_tofu » Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:07 am

Version: FreeCAD_0.19.19510_x64_LP_12.1.2_PY3QT5-WinVS2015
OS: Win10 x64

Summary:
Switch to Start workbench never open up Start page, which is different from FC0.18.

Reproduce:
1. Open FreeCAD.
2. Close Start page.
3. Switch to DraftWB.
4. Switch to Start Workbench.
5. Result, nothing happens.
Last edited by fc_tofu on Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Syres
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Re: 0.19pre, StartWB never open up Start page

Post by Syres » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:00 am

fc_tofu wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:07 am
Version: FreeCAD_0.19.19510_x64_LP_12.1.2_PY3QT5-WinVS2015
OS: Win10 x64

Summary:
Switch to Start workbench never open up Start page, which is different from FC0.18.

Reproduce:
1. Open FreeCAD.
2. Close Start page.
3. Switch to DraftWB.
4. Switch to Start Workbench.
5. Result, nothing happens.
This has been the case since at least December last year, after some back and forth between the last working version I have (0.19.17803) and the most current build I have, I've determined one specific file is no longer in the src\Mod\Start folder which is StartGui.pyd. I've attached a copy of the file that works with the build below but I had to rename it to be a txt file to allow it to be attached.

There used to be a Start.pyd file also which I assume was used by FreeCADcmd.exe.
At present I don't know the why/how/rational behind the change.

OS: Windows 7 SP 1 (6.1)
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.19.19678 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: master
Hash: b34f0aef34297c5eda6fb5cf1bbc1b43d452a31d
Python version: 3.6.8
Qt version: 5.12.1
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.3.0
Locale: English/United Kingdom (en_GB)
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Syres
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Re: 0.19pre, StartWB never open up Start page

Post by Syres » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:12 am

sgrogan wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:28 pm
Could you please advise
Please excuse my ignorance when it comes to the pyd library files but are they created during the compiling stage specifically for the Windows platform and if so, could you look into whether this is an anomaly or something more fundamental?
fc_tofu
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Re: 0.19pre, StartWB never open up Start page

Post by fc_tofu » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:39 pm

Syres wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:00 am
...
There used to be a Start.pyd file also which I assume was used by FreeCADcmd.exe.
At present I don't know the why/how/rational behind the change.
...
Your "StartGui.pyd" file fixed the problem on my machine. Thank you.
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Re: 0.19pre, StartWB never open up Start page

Post by triplus » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:09 pm

Likely related:

https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=39143

P.S. Or if there is any packaging issue involved, best to fix that there. Based on the discussion, currently i am not 100% sure on what the main problem is?
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Re: 0.19pre, StartWB never open up Start page

Post by fc_tofu » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:55 pm

triplus wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:09 pm
Likely related:

https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=39143

P.S. Or if there is any packaging issue involved, best to fix that there. Based on the discussion, currently i am not 100% sure on what the main problem is?
Not a big issue.
If you close Start page, then you cannot open it in current session.
Seems happen to only Windows build.
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Re: 0.19pre, StartWB never open up Start page

Post by triplus » Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:00 pm

fc_tofu wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:55 pm
If you close Start page, then you cannot open it in current session.
Seems happen to only Windows build.
Indeed, and it's not just Windows related. I have a strong feeling, this is related to the linked thread. I will ask there.
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Re: 0.19pre, StartWB never open up Start page

Post by fc_tofu » Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:28 pm

triplus wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:00 pm
fc_tofu wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:55 pm
If you close Start page, then you cannot open it in current session.
Seems happen to only Windows build.
Indeed, and it's not just Windows related. I have a strong feeling, this is related to the linked thread. I will ask there.
I just confrimed.
With "StartGui.pyd" installed, Start page closed, and StartWB active, edit and exit a sketch will open up Start page.
But also not a big issue. Just a little curious why inconsistent with former version.
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triplus
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Re: 0.19pre, StartWB never open up Start page

Post by triplus » Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:38 pm

When you use such .pyd file you are basically resulting to using older behavior. Basically what happened is some users complained this should change and you now see the changed behavior as being inconsistent.

https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... 10#p371209
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Re: 0.19pre, StartWB never open up Start page

Post by fc_tofu » Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:42 pm

triplus wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:38 pm
When you use such .pyd file you are basically resulting to using older behavior. Basically what happened is some users complained this should change and you now see the changed behavior as being inconsistent.

https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... 10#p371209
Then, we can put Start page into Help menu, IMHO.
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