Bug 384221 - Gimmie crashes when opening a window
Summary: Gimmie crashes when opening a window
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gimmie
Version: 8
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Deji Akingunola
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-11-15 09:37 UTC by Lyle Lasheimok
Modified: 2009-01-09 07:25 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 07:25:30 UTC

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Description Lyle Lasheimok 2007-11-15 09:37:02 UTC
Description of problem:

When using Gimmie, either the stand alone panel or the applet, it often crashes
when opening a new window.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Usually it takes only a few clicks to crash Gimmie.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Gimmie
2. Click one of the buttons
3. If the window opens without crashing, click another button
Actual results:

Bug Buddy opens and shows some old xerrors, and the terminal says:

 *** Reloading TopicRunningList: Opened Documents
 *** Reloading TopicRunningList: Active Conversations
 *** Reloading TopicRunningList: Computer Running Source
 *** Setting source: <RecentAggregate object at 0xa6c1b6c (gimmie_base+Item at
python: Modules/gcmodule.c:276: visit_decref: Assertion `gc->gc.gc_refs != 0'
760b52b7-a97e-d1a7-55bcf059-7443748e is dumped

Expected results:

Well, I expected the windows to open without Gimmie crashing. :)

Additional info:

Comment 1 Luis Villa 2007-11-19 20:11:59 UTC
I'm seeing the same thing; was seeing it with 0.2.7 on f8 as well, but not 0.2.7
on f7!

Seems to happen 100% of the time with 'library'; maybe 50% of the time with the
other buttons ('linux', 'program', and 'people'.)

BTW, for triage purposes, this bug should be a different priority than 'low',
since it basically makes the app unusable.

Comment 2 Andrea Santilli 2007-12-03 06:51:57 UTC
please take a look at bug 408341 since this seems to be caused by a corrupted
python garbage collector

Comment 3 Luis Villa 2007-12-03 12:31:09 UTC
Yeah, looks like a dup of 404911 (or vice-versa.) But that at least seems to
have some python people's attention, so this should be marked a dup. Lyle? (I
can't do it, don't have enough perms.)

Comment 4 Lyle Lasheimok 2007-12-03 14:49:12 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 404911 ***

Comment 5 Lyle Lasheimok 2008-01-24 12:05:41 UTC
Hi all,

this bug was closed as duplicate of 404911, but python people claim it's not
their fault, so they won't fix it.

Is anyone able to run Gimmie in Fedora 8? Since I upgraded to F8 Gimmie is
reduced to a task switcher, because it crashes for almost any other task.

It's still a better task switcher than the one in the Gnome panel, but I begin
to miss the rest of Gimmie.


Comment 6 Takanori MATSUURA 2008-04-01 07:22:49 UTC
I suppose this is the dup. of bug 171809.

Comment 7 Lyle Lasheimok 2008-04-03 08:47:11 UTC
The problem persists in Fedora 9 Beta.

Comment 8 Azwan b. Amit 2008-08-23 18:41:00 UTC
I believe this problem comes from python plugins which are being loaded by gimmie (and also mayanna), such as python-gdata, python-libgmail, gnome-python2-gnomedesktop, gnome-python2-libwnck or evolution-python (those are dependencies for gimmie & mayanna). But I'm not sure which package is the real culprits - high possibility is maybe gnome-python2-gnomedesktop)
Maybe the packaging process of those packages causes this problem, because based on my observation in compiling gimmie & mayanna, other distro (ubuntu, opensuse etc.) don't have this problem.

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