Scott Rosenberg notes the release of the latest Chandler milestone, 0.7. The glacial pace of development of this once inspiring project has been a deep disappointment. Still, with some excitement I fired up the new release on Ubuntu Gutsy. Looks good! I poked at a few menus found "Accounts..." item, selected it and... dumped core.
Later... to be fair to the Chandler developers, as they point out in comments, Gutsy is not supported in their release, and in fact Gutsy itself isn't even itself released. So the fact that Chandler doesn't run on Gutsy is neither particularly surprising nor an indictment of the quality of work on Chandler.
Nonetheless, it is particularly depressing for a Python programmer to have a Python program crashing with a core dump like this. I mean, I basically understand why this would happen, and avoiding this kind of fragility is why I (and just about everyone else) has been running toward the web instead of cross-platform GUI libraries like wxWidgets.