Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 249756
Redrawing problem exhibited with ircii-4.4Z-7
Last modified: 2008-06-16 21:58:45 EDT
I have found a regression from FC6 in gnome-terminal when using ircii-4.4Z-7.i386.rpm irc client.
To reproduce, in gnome-terminal (doesn't matter if full-screen or normal
geometry) ssh to some RHEL3ish box with ircii-4.4Z-7 installed
(I have that binary unpacked e.g. on devserv in
/home/devel/jakub/bin/irc-4.4Z ) and start
/home/devel/jakub/bin/irc-4.4Z gttest devserv
On the prompt type
and then start typing random lines (e.g. 10-20 'a' chars, but anything else will do too). Normally ircii after hitting enter after each line clears the bottom
line and you start typing a new line over line filled just with
background color (at least in FC6 and earlier it was always doing that).
Now in F7 sometimes it will do the same, but sometimes that line just doesn't
get cleared, often even the cursor stays where it was (I use a blinking cursor,
a inverted box stays where it was before) and a new blinking cursor appears at the beginning of that last line. Now typing a new text overwrites the uncleared
characters there. Hitting Ctrl+L to redraw the screen cures this.
I have tried to reproduce this also by running the same through 2>&1 | tee foobar
and could reproduce it too, unfortunately trying to reproduce it again by
( cat foobar; sleep 10 ) was not successful, clearly this is timing related.
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