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bug #36448: I cannot save a document with text in it with Graphos 0.3.

Submitted by:  dan hitt <dan1>
Submitted on:  Fri 11 May 2012 02:39:50 AM UTC  
Category:  Application Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Bug Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed

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Thu 13 Dec 2012 05:38:54 AM UTC, comment #5:

I don't think i'll have a chance to try it out again on my Debian Squeeze until some unknown future time.

But i did try compiling on ElementaryOS (beta 1), which i am using now, and it compiles and runs fine.

In particular, i can put a string in a document, save it, quit the application, then reopen the document and the string is still there.

For reference, i built with the gnustep that is downloadable by default from ElementaryOS (which means, i believe, that i would get the same packages from Ubuntu 12.04 [precise]).

Thanks Riccardo for your continued help.

dan hitt <dan1>
Tue 06 Nov 2012 10:45:28 AM UTC, comment #4:

I am pretty sure this problem was related to an issue I fixed about inserting a text and then "canceling" the operation once. Could you try current CVS?

Riccardo Mottola <rmottola>
Project Administrator
Mon 28 May 2012 06:58:25 AM UTC, comment #3:

The warnings you get should be harmless, I get them too.
I tried on different setups, compiling on NetBSD against the latest release packages and compiling on Debian as well as on Cocoa.
I strongly believe it is a peculiarity of your setup. Coudl you ask on the gnustep mailing list if other shave the same trouble? Specify the windowmanager you are using and, in case, try running under WindowMaker.

Riccardo Mottola <rmottola>
Project Administrator
Fri 25 May 2012 03:28:11 AM UTC, comment #2:

Thanks Riccardo for looking into it.

I am using the GNUstep that comes from the file

There was an installation script that looked like
it was running configure, make, and make install; i
have a transcript if that would be useful.

Thus it was not from a debian package (per earlier advice from the gnustep community).

I can run a command to get a more precise version number if you tell me the command.

"Unsaveable" means that after i put a text string in a document, it somehow poisons the document; even if i delete the text string the document will not save.

The text is visible, but when i try to save a document which has ever had any text in it, the little x-close-button in the upper right corner indicates dirty, and does not change. (Also, no file gets written.)

The compilation of Graphos went fine, except for a 3 warnings that hitdata.t, hitdata.p.y, and hitdata.p.x (respectively) may be used unitialized in hitDataofPathSegmentOwningPoint:

If it would be useful, i can run the program in a debugging or verbose mode (if somebody tells me how :) ).


dan hitt <dan1>
Thu 24 May 2012 10:10:57 PM UTC, comment #1:

I am unable to reproduce it. I am able to add text, see it, save it and reopen the file without problems. What does "unsaveable" mean? what gnustep version are you running on? self compiled deb packages (which base-gui-back?)

Riccardo Mottola <rmottola>
Project Administrator
Fri 11 May 2012 02:39:50 AM UTC, original submission:

I downloaded and compiled the Graphos 0.3 application.


I am using a debian 6.0.4 ("squeeze") system, with
window manager Window Maker 0.95.2, and gcc version

I can make documents with circles and rectangles,
and save them, and open them again.

But when i put text in a document it becomes unsaveable,
even if i delete the text later. (I've tried #s,
#S, etc.)

If it would be helpful i can submit a transcript of
my compilation (which was mostly uneventful---
GRText.m compiled without complaint, although
GBezierPath.m had 3 warnings about possibly
uninitialized variables and i got a warning
about GraphosInfo.plist not being found).

Thanks in advance for any info, and i can perform
additional tests, or try a different version if that
would be helpful.

dan hitt <dan1>


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