PYTHON addEventScript needs to evaluate the "~" in the scripts full path name
|Assignee:||Louis Bouchard||% Done:||
context: spin server running on a remote linux box, with spin messages sent from a PDprocess on an OSX machine:
When the SPIN server receives a message: addEventScript , the full path to the script must be provided, otherwise the script will not be found (this was not the case when Balljam was created and ran on OSX... then, only the name of the script had to be passed in the message).
/note-name addEventScript S repelscript setParam /home/zack/svn/balljam/patches/repel.py args
Using a tilde in the message (e.g. "~/zack/svn/balljam/patches/repel.py args" ) generates an error, so the spin server should be fixed to evaluate the tilde (which is currently not the case).
Updated by Alexandre Quessy 12 months ago
Also, we generally face the following issue: Sometimes the location of the files might change from one computer to another, if the user name is not the same everywhere. Do we expand the tilde to $HOME on the server's side or on each of the client's side? It might be a good idea to expand it only at the very last minute (on the client's side) for assets, so that each client might have a different user name with no problem.
Updated by Mike Wozniewski 10 months ago
- Assignee changed from Mike Wozniewski to Louis Bouchard
Assigning this to Louis.
There is a method you can use in spinUtil.h called getAbsolutePath(). Check it out.
A comment for Alex: yes, it does the expansion locally / on the client-side.
Updated by Louis Bouchard 9 months ago
- Status changed from New to Resolved
- % Done changed from 0 to 100
fixed and tested with both pdsheefa python examples.
Also, it now stops complaining if the script cannot be found.