[XForms] New XForms release: call for testers

Jens Thoms Toerring jt at toerring.de
Tue Mar 18 18:39:15 EDT 2008

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Hello Chris,

On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 03:10:11AM +0000, chris at evib.net wrote:
> I had, just recently, installed Fedora 8 on my laptop to take away for a 3
> week trip. I hadn't tested the 1.0.90 release of XForms under F8 and found
> one of my applications refused to display when using:
>    fl_set_input(obj, msgstr);
> The 1.0.91 release cures this problem.

As much as I would like to claim that for me I don't think I was
responsible for this change for the better;-) Actually, Jean-Marc
Lasgouttes and Angus Leeming committed quite a number of changes
to the CVS version in the last years which I can build on. And I
am rather sure that's one of many problems they already did solve!

> However, the initialisation code for a grid which uses code as in the
> following fragment (modified from the code generated from the form
> definition file):
>   fdui->cell00 = obj = fl_add_input(FL_INT_INPUT,x=20,y=40,20,20,"");
>     fl_set_object_color(obj,FL_MCOL,FL_MCOL);
>     fl_set_object_lalign(obj,FL_ALIGN_CENTER);
>     fl_set_object_callback(obj,Grid_Input,cell++);
> steadfastly refuses to change the objects colour regardless of what FL_xxxx
> colour is used. Later on, the same sort of code is used to change the cell's
> appearance and that works!
>             fl_set_object_boxtype(obj, FL_FRAME_BOX);
>             fl_set_input_cursor_visible(obj, FALSE);
>             fl_set_object_color(obj, FL_GREEN, FL_GREEN);
>             fl_set_input(obj, msgstr);
> Strange!

Definitely! Unfortunately, I can't reproduce this bug here on my
machine by just inserting your example code into one of my programs.
Perhaps it's something more complicated than just a bug in the func-
tion for settineg an objects colors. In that case it might help me
to figure out what's going wrong if you could send me a somewhat
longer example.

BTW: The indentation of your example code looks a bit as if it was
generated by an older version of fdesign. Perhaps you still have
two versions of fdesign (or all of XForms) installed on your ma-
chine, the old one in /usr/bin and the new one in /usr/local/bin.
Please try to get rid of the old installation - if there's a mix-
ture of an old and a new versions a lot of things could go wrong...

                          Best regards, Jens
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