If Staden 1.7.0 is built on a computer with xproto version 7.0.13, then the mouse is non-functional within Staden graphical windows. Menus are inaccessible.
This is a tcl/tk problem (or perhaps an xproto problem). It applies equally whether the Staden package has its own libtk8.4.so or is linked to a system libtk8.4. A patch (and a detailed discussion) can be found here:
Using the patch from the above link to fix tkBind.c solved the problem completely (tested with Staden 1.7.0 on NetBSD 4.99.59 (i686) with the staden-specific libtk8.4 recommended in the source documentation). It also solved a similar problem with pymol on the same computer (in that case linked to a system libtk).
Here's the patch, simplified for the tkBind.c in $STADENSRC/tk8.4.6/generic/ :
> #ifdef GenericEvent
> /* GenericEvent */ 0,
I'd forgotten about this change - I did see it mentioned on a Tcl newsgroup at some stage. The real fix is probably to upgrade to a much more recent Tcl though. (Oddly that causes Gap4 to crash currently, but that's most likely my fault.)
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