Bug 392731 - xclock window is too small with certain X resources
xclock window is too small with certain X resources
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-apps (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Søren Sandmann Pedersen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-11-20 12:09 EST by Jay Berkenbilt
Modified: 2018-04-11 05:07 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-11-26 11:56:31 EST
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Fedora 8 xclock image (2.69 KB, image/png)
2007-11-20 12:09 EST, Jay Berkenbilt
no flags Details
expected xclock image; taken from a Debian system (2.64 KB, image/png)
2007-11-20 12:10 EST, Jay Berkenbilt
no flags Details
reproduction with Rawhide (4.84 KB, image/png)
2007-11-21 07:31 EST, Matěj Cepl
no flags Details
proper patch (2.38 KB, patch)
2008-05-10 22:28 EDT, Jay Berkenbilt
no flags Details | Diff

External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
FreeDesktop.org 15903 None None None Never

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Description Jay Berkenbilt 2007-11-20 12:09:03 EST
Description of problem:

xclock window is too small with certain X resources.

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. xrdb --load <<EOF
XClock*analog:  false
XClock*padding: 3
XClock*font:    fixed
XClock*geometry:        -0-0

2. xclock
Actual results:

xclock is cut off on the bottom and right.  This is to a great enough extent
that the time does not fully display.  See window dump in xclock.png, attached

Expected results:

I would have expected something more like the image xclock2.png, which is
approximately what I would have seen in Fedora 7 and which is basically what I
see on every other version of Linux I've used for the past 15 years.  The
xclock2.png image was captured from my Debian 4.0 system.  (I actually ran
xclock from there displayed on my Fedora 8 desktop, thus ruling out all possible
causes except the clock program itself and any resource files included with it.)
Comment 1 Jay Berkenbilt 2007-11-20 12:09:03 EST
Created attachment 265141 [details]
Fedora 8 xclock image
Comment 2 Jay Berkenbilt 2007-11-20 12:10:06 EST
Created attachment 265151 [details]
expected xclock image; taken from a Debian system

Note that I can see this, albeit with slight font differences, if I resize the
xclock window from my Fedora 8 system.
Comment 3 Jay Berkenbilt 2007-11-20 12:13:21 EST
For what it's worth, the debian and Fedora XClock and XClock-color app-defaults
files are identical.

Yes, some people actually do still run xclock, shocking as that may be.
Comment 4 Matěj Cepl 2007-11-21 07:31:12 EST
Created attachment 265941 [details]
reproduction with Rawhide

Yes, I can reproduce this with Rawhide.
Comment 5 Jay Berkenbilt 2008-05-10 22:28:36 EDT
I have what I believe is a correct patch.  I can't be 100% certain because I
can't test this with multiple languages, but looking at a diff between a working
version of xclock and the current version, I was able to narrow the arrow down
to a specific line of code.  Looking at the logic, it seems that they just
botched the scope of an else block.  I just added a pair of braces.  I get
correct behavior now with LANG=C, no LANG, and LANG=en_US.UTF-8, so I believe
this is probably correct now, or at least closer than it was.  I hope you will
consider inclusion of this patch.

Inline, I'm including a diff -uw so you can see how small the change is.  I'm
attaching a patch that includes reindenting the changed code.

--- Clock.c.orig	2007-09-14 17:18:56.000000000 -0400
+++ Clock.c	2008-05-10 22:18:46.147733977 -0400
@@ -656,6 +656,7 @@
 		     2 * w->clock.padding;
+       {
 #ifndef NO_I18N 
        if (!no_locale) {
@@ -698,6 +699,7 @@
 	       w->clock.font->descent + 2 * w->clock.padding;
+    }
     if (w->core.width == 0)
 	w->core.width = min_width;
     if (w->core.height == 0)

The patch is relative to the xclock directory.
Comment 6 Jay Berkenbilt 2008-05-10 22:28:58 EDT
Created attachment 305049 [details]
proper patch
Comment 7 Jay Berkenbilt 2008-05-10 22:29:56 EDT
For what it's worth, I've also included this patch in debian bug 443227,
Comment 8 Jay Berkenbilt 2008-05-11 22:05:25 EDT
See also https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15903
Comment 9 Jay Berkenbilt 2008-05-12 17:21:18 EDT
Turns out this problem was already fixed upstream.  xclock in the x.org git
repository is correct and has the missing set of braces applied as well as
another fix in the same block of code.
Comment 10 Jay Berkenbilt 2008-09-16 13:39:05 EDT
Should I close this with "UPSTREAM"?
Comment 11 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 03:37:12 EST
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Comment 12 Jay Berkenbilt 2008-11-26 11:56:31 EST
I don't know what the status of this is in Fedora or RedHat, but I know it's been fixed upstream a long time ago, so I'm going to close it.

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