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Re: [Bug-gnubg] gnubg on ubuntu 11.10 crashes during viewing the analysi

From: Philippe Michel
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] gnubg on ubuntu 11.10 crashes during viewing the analysis
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2012 22:01:13 +0100 (CET)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (BSF 1167 2008-08-23)

On Tue, 7 Feb 2012, Michael Petch wrote:

The bug is very reproducible. At any point if you click on a position
that has been previously analyzed in the move list, this will cause the
mouse to stop responding.

Running gnubg with the GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS environment variable set to true seems to help.

Googling for this finds many reports of "Ubuntu broke my application" but what's strange is that many are rather old and relate to Ubuntu releases where gnubg runs fine.

I didn't found anything obvious about fixing that in the application (although I don't know much about GUI programming and may not recognize relevant information if I saw it). Still it seems likely that something that used to work, and still does on other platforms, is not coded defensively enough for recent Ubuntu releases.

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