[XForms] New XForms release: call for testers

Jens Thoms Toerring jt at toerring.de
Thu Mar 13 08:09:21 EDT 2008

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> Now the very quick try of the new code shows all the above problems
> seem to have gone.

Thanks, that's good news!

> I will do more extensive usage tests of several xforms-apps I use.
> Especially regarding the program crashes on mouse scroll in text
> browsers that I suffered from quite a bit.

I hope that this problem is gone. I actually could reproduce
something that looked like it with the fbrowse demo program,
which quite often simply exited when the mouse wheel was used.
There was some bug in the button press/relase handling code
that made fl_do_forms() return an object in cases were it
shouldn't have done so. And since the program only expected
fl_do_forms() to return when the program is supposed to end
this then exited. Perhaps you experienced the same problem
and in that case it shouldn't happen anymore. Otherwise just

> PS. If the XForms is to be revived, I would vote for the long-
> promised, never-done scrolled canvas :)

Please don't hold your breath on that (and I personally never
made such a promise;-) My main motvation is that I have a
rather largish program using XForms and I want it to work
correctly without any glitches under all circumstances. So
at the moment I am mostly concerned with a consolidation of
the code base (and there are still enough potential problems
to keep me busy for a while;-) I think that should be the
main focus until the long-awaited 1.1 release is out.

Another point that I find very important is to get some up
to date documentation. (Hello, Dr. Zhao, if you're reading
this: As far as I know you still didn't consent to make also
the existing documentation "open source" and there's only
the PostScript version at the moment. I would be grateful
if you would contact either me or one of the other main-
tainers about this.)

But that definitely shouldn't keep you (or anybody else) from
creating new widgets etc.!

                        Best regards, Jens
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