MacOSX El Capitan, 10.11.6, 3.5GHz i7, 32GB Ram
Broken: 2.78 0e5089c, I tried with versions as old as 2.71 b984489
Worked: this problem doesn't appear on Linux and Windows under the same conditions
Short description of error
Crash when importing some Python modules
Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Prior to this, install vtk (for instance with homebrew)
Run this: brew install vtk --with-python3 --without-python
Open Blender, go in its Python Console
Write the following:
Results in direct crash
A colleague wrote an open source library for neuroscience files parsing called Brain, it also uses Boost.
We built his library on my iMac with python bindings and then the very same behaviour happened: crash at import time
When I open a regular python3 in my Terminal, I import vtk or brain or other libraries without problem.
I am not familiar with C++ but somebody told me this might be related to incompatible Boost versions or something similar.
I attached the trace I get after Blender 2.78 crashes on my iMac if that helps.