Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 449249
Eclipse's internal browser crashes on KDE
Last modified: 2008-06-11 18:38:31 EDT
Description of problem:
When trying to use Eclipse's internal browser to view the documentation, it
crashes Eclipse if I am using KDE. On Gnome, on the same system, there seems to
be no problem. This happens with any of the 3 independent installations of
Eclipse I have: Fedora Eclipse (x86_64) from Fedora 9 with all the current
updates, Photran (x86_64) and IDL (i386). It all worked fine on Fedora 8.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Eclipse on KDE
2. Open the help on the internal browser
3. Shift focus to the internal browser
Eclipse crashes the moment the focus moves to the internal browser.
The error message given after the crash:
JVM terminated. Exit code=1
I have no KDE machine on which to test this. I'll see if I can find time to set
up a VM.
In the meantime, can you try with an upstream (download.eclipse.org) build? I
suspect it won't show any internal browser stuff but I'm interested what the
results are there. Try a 3.4 release candidate if possible (3.4 RC3 is out now).
I did not have a chance to try the new Eclipse. But after this week's updates
from the Fedora Updates repository, the problem is now gone. I do not know which
packages specifically fixed it, I just noticed that there were among them
updates to GTK and KDE, but not to Eclipse.