[wingide-users] Wingware Locking Files

Wing IDE Support support at wingware.com
Thu Dec 3 17:56:24 MST 2009

On 12/3/09 3:03 PM, Mike Driscoll wrote:
> I have an odd issue where I am trying to use GUI2Exe to create a binary
> from some of my code. GUI2Exe is a nice wrapper for py2exe. Anyway, I
> have Wing open to the project that I am executing GUI2Exe against and if
> I have edited the primary file that I am making the binary from, Wing
> will lock the file and GUI2Exe cannot access it. As long as I don't edit
> it, Wing doesn't lock it. This is intermittent, but annoying. Wing will
> also lock up the entire build folder so I cannot delete it before
> recompiling the binary. The solution is to close Wing.

The locks come from watching to see if a file changes and are locks on 
directories.  Is the build directory not part of the project and the 
lock seems to be added when you edit the file in Wing?  What happens if 
you close the file in Wing?  Note that this is Windows specific behavior.



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