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Re: [Bug-XBoard] Latest developments

From: h.g. muller
Subject: Re: [Bug-XBoard] Latest developments
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2012 22:38:52 +0100

I have no problem with wrong windows having focus. Never happened for me.

OK, good Then we can leave out this rather complex patch. The GhostView file browser is kind of a special window anyway, since it has its own event loop, and seems to bypass Xaw. This probably prevents the problems I had now with Xaw windows. I reember I hd similar problems when the GhostView browser always popped up as a child of the main window, (focus returning to the main window,instead of to the dialog that invoked the browser), but I guess that this is in fact just what it should do, and the problem disappeared when I made the browser a child of the dialog. I also could not get any wrong behavior there, no matter how I tried, so it seems we are OK there.

I found a bad memory corruption bug in 4.6.x (freeing allocated memory to which a live pointer still existed), when replacing the second engine. This makes it even more compelling to release a 4.6.1 quickly.

A completely different thing: in my refactor branch I now have a version that pops up a second board window (with just board, message and clocks; no menu or button bars) when you use the backgroundObserve + dualBoard options in ICS mode. (The old version just doebled the width of the window to show two boards side by side, which was less flexible. It also did not support extra clocks or highlighting of the moves in this board.) Please comment if this is useful, or if the old method was better.

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