#215 WM crashes when the main window holds a long chinese name...

Behaviour (212)

When I used mozilla to edit a web page under blackbox
0.65.0, the window manager crashed when I opened a
web page with a very long chinese name.

Then I recompiled the source code and found that the
window manager crashed when the toolbar received a
title which is too long to be printed on the toolbar. It
caused a segmentation fault.

Another discovery is that this error only happens when
the long title contains chinese characters.

Indeed, I had written a patch to cut the given title
string short enough when it is too long. But
unfortunately my computer is broken so I cannot upload
the patch. I hope some other can make a better patch.
(add codes in Toolbar.cc and Window.cc)

Sorry again for my poor English.


  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    sorry, it is `some others' but not `some other'. :-)

  • Ciprian Popovici

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    Can you try Blackbox 0.70 beta1 or, even better, the latest
    CVS? 0.70 has elided (sp?) window titles (it shortens them
    by replacing the middle with dots) and the latest CVS has
    proper Unicode support.

  • Bradley T. Hughes

    • assigned_to: nobody --> bradleyhughes
    • status: open --> closed-wont-fix
  • Bradley T. Hughes

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    we're not working on 0.65.x anymore, and in 0.70.x we ellide
    long titles, so this should not be a problem.


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