Bug 435656 - closing bluemarble causes desktop session to end
Summary: closing bluemarble causes desktop session to end
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: extragear-plasma
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kevin Kofler
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: KDE4Live
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-03-03 02:51 UTC by Jens Petersen
Modified: 2008-04-07 19:58 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 4.0.1-3.fc9
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-03-04 18:08:30 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
KDE Software Compilation 152845 0 None None None Never

Description Jens Petersen 2008-03-03 02:51:41 UTC
Description of problem:
I don't have 3d on my test machine, but when I tried the 3D Earth Model desktop
applet it and then closed it, the KDE desktop session died unexpectedly.

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

How reproducible:
every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. click Add Widgets in top-right corner
2. add 3D Earth Model (bluemarble)
3. close the desktop applet
Actual results:
desktop crashes and dies

Expected results:
Just widget to close

Additional info:
Nice to fix this or alternatively not install extragear-plasma by default?

Comment 1 Sebastian Vahl 2008-03-03 23:40:13 UTC

I'm not sure which of these upstream bugs fits better:

Comment 2 Kevin Kofler 2008-03-04 14:07:54 UTC
KDE#151665 is a crash on startup of the applet and was fixed back in November, 
so it can't be that.

KDE#152845 sounds more like it. I wouldn't call this a blocker, if you don't 
have OpenGL shaders, then applets using them aren't expected to work. Now of 
course crashing isn't nice...

Comment 3 Kevin Kofler 2008-03-04 14:36:48 UTC
In any case, as far as I can tell, that bug isn't fixed upstream yet (not even 
in the trunk), and it isn't clear what component is at fault exactly 
(BlueMarble, libplasma or Qt).

Comment 4 Kevin Kofler 2008-03-04 17:42:04 UTC
As discussed in the KDE SIG meeting, given:
* the usefulness of this applet (almost nil, it's a tech demo),
* how this is going to happen to a lot of people (as this requires not only 
hardware OpenGL, but also shaders, to work),
* how the normal reaction to a non-working applet is to close it,
* the extent of the damage as this is done and
* that upstream is now targeting KDE 4.1 only with extragear-plasma,
I will simply disable the bluemarble applet in our extragear-plasma package, at 
least until we have a working fix for this crash.

Comment 5 Kevin Kofler 2008-03-04 18:08:30 UTC
Bluemarble is gone in extragear-plasma-4.0.1-3.fc9.

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