From: Peter Graves <peter@ar...> - 2002-09-02 19:04:04
I just upgraded my Mac to OS X 10.2, and noticed odd display
problems (seen in both J 0.16.1 and after I upgraded to 0.16.3).
The problem is the addition of an extra "space" when typing
scrolling or cutting or pasting. Sometimes upon paste, the buffer
is corrupted with extra characters.
First of all, let me begin my saying that I don't have a machine in my
personal collection that's capable of running Mac OS X. On relatively
rare occasions I do have access to such a machine, but that's nothing
to count on. So I can't really fix Mac-specific bugs myself.
That said, I'm aware that even with 10.1, there were apparently some
problems with j related to using specific keys; I don't know the
details. Apparently with 10.2 there may be some additional problems.
Normally I would say that if a problem with an application first
appears when you go from one version of the OS to another, it's a
problem with the OS, but in this case I'm not sure j ever worked
quite right to begin with.
It's likely that there are relatively easy workarounds for most if not
all of these problems. If you're so inclined, have at it, and send me
patches. I'll certainly be glad to help, as best I can without the
On a related note, I'd very much like to move j's code base to Java
1.4, and the only thing that's holding me back is the fact that 1.4 is
not yet available for OS X. If you have any idea when this deficiency
might be remedied, please let me know.
For that matter, if requiring Java 1.4 would be a hardship for you
for some other reason, please let me know that, too.
Thanks for your support.