[wingide-users] fixing shared perspectives file

Wingware Support support at wingware.com
Thu Apr 29 11:23:34 MDT 2010

Mitchell L Model wrote:
> Apparently I've got my shared perspective file situation screwed up. 
> Whether I use "default" or set a file location, and whether the file 
> exists or is empty or contains
> shared-perspectives = (1,
>                        {})
> all perspectives stay in my project whether I make them shared or not, 
> and each time I change whether one of them is shared I get an error 
> concerning a failure to write the perspectives file.
> I tried moving the perspectives from my project file to my shared 
> perspectives file and restarting Wing, but then when I did "Manage 
> Perspectives" it popped up an error message about failing to do 
> something about setting up the perspectives menus.
> The perspectives remain in my project file, so they are still there 
> and I can use them. What can I do to reset things so I can start using 
> shared perspectives?
> I have a file "perspectives" that contains the shared-perspective 
> assignment shown above. I don't know where that came from -- is that 
> the default shared perspectives file? Wing complains that it can't 
> read or write that file. I do have write access.

I have issued a patch to fix this for Wing 3.2.6, which was just 
released.  You'll need to download
and install 3.2.6 first and then do Check for Updates from the Help menu.

Thanks again for reporting this,


Stephan Deibel
Wingware | Python IDE
Advancing Software Development


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