Update: solved the problem. It was a simple case where one could start applet in command line and then add to panel. But there are those cases when that does not work, so the question is still on.
We have Hamster working from command line, but dying in panel on (some?) 64 bit machines due to some threading issues or something and I totally can’t find the instructions i remember reading and using two years ago on how to debug applet once in panel.
Please help if you know how to debug applets once they are in panel, especially python ones!
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For the case: code’s here