#300 Lockup during save

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nobody
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2004-06-28
2003-08-08
Michael Sullivan
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I just had NEdit lockup during a save (CTRL+S) of a new
untitled window. Unfortunately, I can't reproduce it.

The only information I have appeared in the console
window:

Name: nedit
Class: ApplicationShell
RowColumn.c(3512):_XmMenuFocus() -
XmMENU_FOCUS_RESTORE
window is not viewable

I don't know if this appeared as a result of the lockup, or
at some earlier point during my editing session.

I'm getting the general impression that NEdit will never
be stable as long as I'm using Cygwin/lesstif :(

Here's my version info:

NEdit 5.4RC1
Jul 16, 2003

Built on: Unknown, 386, GNU C
Built at: Aug 4 2003, 10:27:02
With Motif: 2.1.0 [@(#)GNU/LessTif Version 2.1
Release 0.93.18]
Running Motif: 2.1 [unknown]
Server: Hummingbird Ltd. 8000
Visual: 24-bit TrueColor (ID 0x23, Default)
Locale: C

Discussion

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    >I'm getting the general impression that NEdit will never
    >be stable as long as I'm using Cygwin/lesstif :(

    Upgrade to the latest 1.3.22 and also make sure that
    you have the latest binutils. This means you get
    setup.exe and setup.ini and release/cygwin and
    release/binutils (save it on your drive). Then you
    run the setup.exe, let the two things be installed.
    Of course now you must at least rebuild NEdit, likely
    also LessTif. This could fix the problems.

    If not there is the tool cygckeck that can possibly show if
    something is wrong with the Cygwin installation.

    All I can say is I was running 1.3.10, 1.3.12 and now
    1.3.22 without big problems. (I was updating once from
    1.3.12 to 1.3.13 and immediately `downgraded' again to
    1.3.12 because things didn't work out any more somehow
    AFAI can recall. So maybe you got some not so good cygwin
    dll.)

    If you are interested the only two problems I currently
    notice with Cygwin are:
    1. If you spawn a daemon from shell_command() you can't
    exit NEdit as long as you terminate the daemon first.
    Otherwise NEdit hangs.
    2. Running filters like fmt, tr or sort is curious. While
    sort always works, all other filters hang if the output
    of the filter exceeds a certain size (on my system about
    33K, others report 16K on their system). You have then to
    kill the filter to go on.

    (Additionally there are of course the usual LessTif issues.)

    I still think you are wrong in the NEdit bug tracker with
    this. NEdit developers can't fix Cygwin (nor LessTif).

    --Joerg

     
  • Eddy De Greef
    Eddy De Greef
    2004-06-21

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    Is this still an issue with recent Cygwin/Lesstif versions?

     
  • Eddy De Greef
    Eddy De Greef
    2004-06-28

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    Presumably a Cygwin problem. Since Cygwin is constantly
    evolving, it is almost impossible to track this down.

     
  • Eddy De Greef
    Eddy De Greef
    2004-06-28

    • status: open --> closed