[XForms] New XForms release: call for testers

Jens Thoms Toerring jt at toerring.de
Wed Mar 12 13:08:18 EDT 2008

To subscribers of the xforms list


   as promised in my last mail from end of January I have
continued to work on XForms. The most important changes are:

a) Update of the event handling subsystem, events can't
   get lost anymore.
b) Overwork of window resizing - especially noticable
   with window managers that update windows while they
   are being resized.
c) Code for popups, menus etc. extensively changed, should
   now work better and more like we're used to from other
   toolkits. Shadows which ever did work cleanly have been
d) Text browser sliders now should work correctly.
e) Lots of bugs removed that could lead to segmentation
   faults, X errors, memory and X resource leaks, missed
   redraws, double click selections in file selectors not
   always working, programs sometimes unexpectedly exiting
   when mouse scroll wheel is used in text browsers etc.

   I think it would be time to create a new release, 1.0.91,
based on this code. But since all these changes haven't been
tested except by myself, I am a bit reluctant to do so and
thus would like to ask everybody of you with a bit of time
to spare to check out the CVS version and play around with
it and report results (both positive and negative;-) To do
so just download the CVS version with the command:

cvs -d:pserver:anonymous at cvs.sv.gnu.org:/sources/xforms co xforms

This will create a directory called 'xforms'. First run the
the 'autogen.sh' script in this directory and then compile
with the usual 'configure' and make commands.

   If it would be more convenient for you I could also make
a pre-release in which case you woudn't have to have cvs and
automake installed on your machine. Just tell me;-)

   Please note if you link your application against the dynamic
library: to make it easier to distinguish from the 1.0.90 version
the new version is 'libforms.1.1.0' instead of 'libforms.1.0.0',
so you can have both installed but then must either set the sym-
bolic link 'libforms.so' accordingly or link explicitely against
the new version.
                            Best regards, Jens
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