Re: A bug or two...

  • From: Sam Holden <sholden@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: wilyfans@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2004 09:39:07 +1000

ozan s yigit writes:
>oh boy oh boy. thanks sam.
>> I stumbled across a bug, which lead to another bug...
>> I was playing around with "Split" since it's something I've never
>> used, and ended up trying it out on a directory.
>> Try the following:
>> 1. start up wily and open a directory
>> 2. have two columns with one window containing a directory listing
>>    (the default startup state for me...)
>> 3. Split the directory window
>> 4. Drag one window to the empty column
>> 5. Drag it back again
>> If you are lucky (and is the bug I stumbled upon) the now empty column
>> will still contain the text of the window. The text will disappear on
>> a refresh, so wily isn't updating it - just failing to clear it in the
>> first place.
>neat. i have replicated this on solaris and freebsd. no crashes.
>thanks for the changes.

The crash only happens with "unlucky" font sizes (I think). 

>i'll try to repliace the strange artifacts you spoke of. i do not
>see them.

I get them on solaris by doing the following:

1. Have wily running with two columns, the right one empty and the left one
   with a directory open
2. Select the directory window and click Split 10 times
3. Drag the top directory window to the right column
4. Resize the columns by left click dragging the right column back
   and forth.
5. Every so often (within a few tries for me) when making the right column  
   smaller (dragging it to the right) text seems to get left overlapping the
   tags of some windows in the left column.
I seem to get them more often on linux - but that may be the significantly 
larger font size I'm using on it...
The flickering redrawing mess that results even when no artifacts remain
may not be safe for those with epilepsy :)
Of course it's not like Splitting directories is useful or anything.   
"Doctor it hurts when I do this..." comes to mind :)

Sam Holden

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