#1598 javasidekick intermittently hangs on typing myobj.foo().

Mark Messer

Normally I can type expressions like myobj.foo().bar() with no problem.

Occaisionally I will type myobj.foo(), and jEdit hangs when I type the second dot.

When this happens, I have to kill jEdit and start it again. I can then finish the expression with no


This is intermittent. It happened twice (3 times?) in two weeks. I have attached the source file I

was editing and the activity log from the first occaision.

I had started writing a Java program. I was currently editing this line.
if ("Y" != response.toUpperCase()) {
I tried to change it as follows
if (response.toUpperCase().compareTo("Y") != 0) {
I began by adding a . after toUpperCase(). jEdit hung.

Additional information: I get errors on startup. I don't know if it is related. This is copied from

the terminal window. See the activity log too.

1:25:35 PM [main] [error] JEditSwingTrayIcon: Unable to add Tray icon
1:25:35 PM [main] [error] JEditSwingTrayIcon: java.awt.AWTException: TrayIcon couldn't be displayed.
1:25:35 PM [main] [error] JEditSwingTrayIcon: at sun.awt.X11.XTrayIconPeer.<init>

1:25:35 PM [main] [error] JEditSwingTrayIcon: at sun.awt.X11.XToolkit.createTrayIcon

1:25:35 PM [main] [error] JEditSwingTrayIcon: at java.awt.TrayIcon.addNotify(TrayIcon.java:698)
1:25:35 PM [main] [error] JEditSwingTrayIcon: at java.awt.SystemTray.add(SystemTray.java:258)
1:25:35 PM [main] [error] JEditSwingTrayIcon: at

1:25:35 PM [main] [error] JEditSwingTrayIcon: at org.gjt.sp.jedit.jEdit.propertiesChanged

1:25:35 PM [main] [error] JEditSwingTrayIcon: at org.gjt.sp.jedit.jEdit.main(jEdit.java:470)

The activity log contains most of this.

jEdit version - 4.5.1
Plugins -
errorlist, sidekick, kappalayout.jar, eclipseicons, CommonControlsPlugin, SideKick
Java version - OpenJDK 1.6.0_23

Operating system - Ubuntu 11.10 (hosted on Vista with VMware Player)


  • Mark Messer

    Mark Messer - 2012-05-07

    Activity log

  • Mark Messer

    Mark Messer - 2012-05-07

    Source file

  • Jarek Czekalski

    Jarek Czekalski - 2012-05-07
    • priority: 5 --> 7
    • summary: jEdit intermittently hangs on typing myobj.foo().bar() --> javasidekick intermittently hangs on typing myobj.foo().
  • Mark Messer

    Mark Messer - 2012-05-07

    Thanks. I installed it (and a new dependency, the Classpath plugin). I will report again if it happens again.

    I still get error messages about the JEditSwingTrayIcon at startup. That must be different problem.

  • will69

    will69 - 2012-05-22

    I can reproduce this problem *always* with the current version. (The parse button changes to a stop sign and jEdit is locked down.) I can no longer reproduce it after installing JavaSideKick nightly 2012-05-14_12-00-58. Please release!

  • Jarek Czekalski

    Jarek Czekalski - 2012-05-23

    You say, you got it!

  • Jarek Czekalski

    Jarek Czekalski - 2012-05-23
    • status: open --> closed-fixed

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