While trying to use DistibutedNode’s w/ Panda 1.2.3, I wasn’t able to get around this error message:
Symbol DistributedNode is not a class name.
Since “plain” DistributedObject’s worked, I looked for errors in my code and setup.
When others’ code also failed (like panda.egg’s example from Panda 1.0 in this thread https://discourse.panda3d.org/viewtopic.php?t=320) i finally looked closer at the ServerRepository source. It turns out the patch below fixes this, presumable because DistributedNode is a new-style class and DistributedObject is a classic class? Correct me on this, I’m new to python.
--- ServerRepository.py 2006-05-25 02:33:32.000000000 +0200 +++ ServerRepository.patched.py 2006-06-14 16:00:17.771086088 +0200 @@ -149,7 +149,7 @@ self.notify.error("Module %s does not define class %s." % (className, className)) classDef = getattr(classDef, className) - if type(classDef) != types.ClassType: + if type(classDef) != types.ClassType and type(classDef) != types.ClassType.__class__: self.notify.error("Symbol %s is not a class name." % (className)) else: dclass.setClassDef(classDef)
I can’t find that anyone else has had this problem (or bothered the board with it), and I’m not quite sure were to post this, so it goes here.