Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82998
xterm -wf doesn't wait for map
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:50:26 EDT
Description of problem:
The "-wf" option as documented in the xterm manual page doesn't work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
XFree86-4.2.0-72, although this is a problem on all releases of
Red Hat from 6 onwards (but my 5.1 box works fine).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use a window manager (such as fvwm) which allows interactive
placing of new windows
2. type: xterm -wf -e sh -c 'sleep 5;echo hello;sleep 5'
3. wait 8 seconds before placing the new window.
The new window already says "hello" and quickly disappears.
The new window should be blank for five seconds, then say "hello"
and remain for five further seconds.
This can be fixed by using the flag -DUSE_HANDSHAKE while compiling
Please report this directly to email@example.com for attention of the
xterm maintainer. If this is something that needs to be fixed, he is the
one best suited to determine the proper fix and get it into XFree86 CVS
in time for 4.3.0.
We provide xterm only for convenience as it is a historical legacy
application some users prefer. We do not directly support it however.