[XForms] New pre-release: xforms-1.0.91pre14

Jens Thoms Toerring jt at toerring.de
Mon Nov 10 15:57:31 EST 2008

To subscribers of the xforms list

Hi everybody,

here again is a new pre-release:


There are a number of bug fixes and a new function:

a) in the code for drawing clocks a memory overrun was fixed
b) in the code for fl_finish() a bug that resulted in trying
   to remove tooltip windows nore than once got removed
c) A mistake in the code to decide which mouse buttons a
   button reacts to was corrected.
d) Rob Carpenter found that the bounding box of objects was
   not computed correctly, resulting in very slow redraws in
   certain situations.
e) Rob also found that trying to scroll in a browser that
   doesn't contain any lines resulted in a segmentation fault.
f) According to Serge Bromow's suggestion a function was added
   that allows to figure out if a form's window is iconified.
   It's called fl_form_is_iconified() and takes a single argu-
   ment, a pointer to the form.

Thanks to everbody who send in bug reports and suggestions!

As you can see there aren't that many changes, but then I did
not receive too many bug reports;-) I hope that this can be
taken as a sign that the code has been stabilized a bit and
we can finally have a "real" release. Therefor I would like
to ask you to have another good look at the new pre-release
and please tell me about all bugs or just issues you find so
that they can be cleared up before the final release!

One outstanding bug is about compiling XForms on AIX, where it
seems to be necessary to run the configure script like this

LIBS=-lX11 ./configure --enable-demos

Since I don't have access to an AIX machine and really don't
understand what's happening there I would again like to ask
people with access to AIX to take a look at that or, if pos-
sible, give me an account on such a machine for a few days.

Aonother question is how to proceed when we've got a new release.
I think I will try to start working on the documentation first
so that it's at least in a form that it can be changed (at the
moment there's only a PostScript version of the last version and
that has to be converted somehow to a format that can be edited).

One thing I also am interested in a bit is to add the capability
to XForms to use TrueType fonts. But that's not something I con-
sider extremely important and I am open to all kinds of other and
perhaps more important suggestions!

                             Best regards, Jens
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