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Re: bugs in DDD on the mac (10.5, leopard, intel core 2)

From: David Clarke
Subject: Re: bugs in DDD on the mac (10.5, leopard, intel core 2)
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 15:35:03 -0300

Hi Andreas:

Wow; I didn't expect to get a response from one of the authors! Thanks for this and your other e-mail on my "how to" questions.

Sorry to hear that these "bugs" are inherent to the software on the Mac. I was truly hoping DDD would help me avoid having to use XSource, which is completely inscrutable to me. The mac is appearing to be less and less of a useful scientific tool to me every day. Still, I shall try to get used to these GUI-related ddd inconveniences, and see if I can get it working for me.

Since closing ddd, I am now unable to open it again, though this may have something to do with the incredibly long download procedure for firefox I currently have underway. I shall try again if and when this download ever finishes. In the mean time, what I am getting now is:

mytikas 41> ddd xedit21

and after a few minutes of nothing:

Internal error (Bus error).

Oops!  You have found a bug in DDD.

If you can reproduce this bug, please send a bug report
to <address@hidden>, giving a subject like

    DDD 3.3.11 (i686-apple-darwin9.4.0) gets `Bus error' signal

To enable us to fix the bug, you should include the following information:
* What you were doing to get this message.  Report all the facts.
* The contents of the `~/.ddd/log' file as generated by this session.
Please read also the section "Reporting Bugs" in the DDD manual.

We thank you for your support.

Bus error
mytikas 42> cd

At any rate, that's where I am now.

Thanks again!

Cheers, David.

Hi David,

On 2009-03-16, at 18:34, David Clarke wrote:

Having said that, there seems to be numerous bugs with ddd as it is manifest on the mac.

1. The usual controls on the windows do not work. Thus, I cannot resize the window by dragging the bottom right corner, I can't move the ddd window from my laptop screen to my big screen by dragging the window over (it stops at the location of the mouse arrow, and won't move any further).

3. When another window (e.g., mail) is over the ddd window, the ddd tooltips still show up over top the mail window as though the mail window were not there.

4. When a secondary window is brought up (e.g., source -> breakpoints), the close control doesn't do anything. I have to hit the red circle at the top left of the window to disappear it. (However, the close button on the help windows work...)

DDD uses a GUI toolkit different from regular Mac OS X applications. It is called "Motif" and indeed brings different window controls; furthermore, it uses the X11 Window Server, which maps the Motif windows onto the Mac desktop. The problems you describe are true for any X11 application, including DDD; there is little the DDD maintainers could do to improve this. (Note that DDD was designed and written before Mac OS X was around -- even before other X11 desktops like GNOME and KDE came along.)

All the best,

Andreas Zeller  Saarland University  http://www.st.cs.uni-saarland.de/zeller/

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