Bug 11066 - FvwmTaskBar can cause fvwm2 to crash
Summary: FvwmTaskBar can cause fvwm2 to crash
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: fvwm2
Version: 6.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact:
URL: http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/~jtl/RH/
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-04-27 02:41 UTC by jtl
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2000-04-27 02:41:09 UTC

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Description jtl 2000-04-27 02:41:09 UTC
If this rings a bell, it's because it has been around for a while and has
been reported before. I can't find it now though. I think it was fixed in
RH5.2 but reappeared in RH6.0.

Anyway, the problem is that the Popup invoked by the start button has a
bogus window id as it's context, so when you invoke a window operation from
the menu, it kills fvwm2. :-( I have made a patch (and a new rpm spec and
rpms) which fix this. You can get them from the above URL (item 3).

The same bug is present in the latest fvwm2-2.3 snapshot, so I'll report it
to the fvwm-workers.

While hacking, I also fixed the FvwmTaskBarMailBox option and the failure
of the start button to pop out again once pressed -- same patch.

Comment 1 Ngo Than 2000-08-05 00:34:18 UTC
aplly your patch to fvwm2 for RC1. Thanks

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