Re: beta1 bugs?

Andrew Sullivan (asullivan@sprint.ca)
Sat, 29 Aug 1998 16:57:07 -0400 (EDT)


Hi all,

I've found several problems with the 1.5 beta1.  I had 1.5 pre4 installed
in a test account here (so I didn't really put it through its paces), and
I didn't have too many problems there.  By contrast, this beta's caused
some problems.  I re-named ~/GNUstep before starting, in order to make
sure I caused no problems.

I installed in the default location (_please_ add a note to the README
mentioning that this has changed from the old defaults -- many users will
be confused when they are still getting their old version), but I wanted
to stick with my old configuration location.  While the install script
accepted the location I gave it, it never did move the stuff from
[AS-sourcepath/afterstep] into the config location.  As a result, AS
wouldn't start at all after installation (because AS couldn't find
/usr/local/share/afterstep/0_feel.16bpp).  (I just moved this
myself.)

Also, the install script asks how many extra desktops you want.  I asked
for 1, but still have four.  (This is merely an annoyance, which I will
fix manaully; it's obviously related to the problem above.)

The real problem arises if I try to change backgrounds.  For instance, if
I try to change to one of the other XPMs in the decorations sub-menu, AS
crashes, and I get

 Can't draw in pager window non xpm files
X Error of failed request:  BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
  Major opcode of failed request:  7 (X_ReparentWindow)
  Resource id in failed request:  0x1c0000c
  Serial number of failed request:  1541
  Current serial number in output stream:  1544
X Error of failed request:  BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
  Major opcode of failed request:  38 (X_QueryPointer)
  Resource id in failed request:  0x1400008
  Serial number of failed request:  103
  Current serial number in output stream:  103

I also get core files as a result (if anyone wants one, I'll ship it
along).

So, any clues?

Andrew Sullivan | asullivan@sprint.ca (better)| ajsulliv@mcmaster.ca (worse)
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