Re: XForms: SGI 0.86 input field bug?

Christopher Harrop (
Mon, 9 Jun 1997 09:53:44 -0700 (PDT)

To subscribers of the xforms list from Christopher Harrop <> :

> Hi there. I'm working on an Indigo2 Impact 10000(IRIX 6.2). I've got the
> same problem. Whenever I try to enter an input field the prog crashes.
> fdesign crashes too (same pb with input).
> The same Xfroms source compiled at home on my Linux machine runs ok and
> crashes on the R10000k with 64bit librairies.
> I had to install the Irix 5.1 32bit librairies and it works fine.

I work on a Power Onyx and Power Challenges with R8Ks and IRIX 6.2. This
is where I first saw the problem. Later, I too saw the problem on the
Indigo2 Impact 10000 with R10K.

And I also have written test programs that confirm it works fine with

Unfortunately, I can't use the 32-bit version for my development work
because other libraries that my code requires are not available in 32-bit
(and I don't have the source code to recompile them). So switching to
32-bit is not an option for me, at least not right now, and maybe never.

About how often are new versions with bug fixes released? This should
definitely be put on the list of high priority bugs to fix. Most forms
are totally unusable in 64-bits on IRIX6.2 because of this problem.

Chris Harrop University of Oregon
PhD Student Computer Science Dept Eugene, OR 97403 541-346-0892

"If you don't have time to do it right, you sure as hell
don't have time to do it over!" -- Richard Winkler

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