[XForms] New XForms release: call for testers

Michal Szymanski msz at astrouw.edu.pl
Wed Mar 12 19:55:53 EDT 2008

To subscribers of the xforms list

Hi XFormers,

Great news. I thought the project was dead.

I have just been experiencing problems addressed by Jens, ever since I
started using machines with newer OSes and X11. I intensively use my
image display xforms-application and I noticed that resizing it often
resulted in completely messed window. Also, double-click in file
selector stopped working altogether (this, however, used to happen
sometimes also in old days).

Now the very quick try of the new code shows all the above problems seem
to have gone. Good job, Jens, thank you.

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.

best regards,

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

  Michal Szymanski (msz at astrouw dot edu dot pl)
  Warsaw University Observatory, Warszawa, POLAND

On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 06:08:18PM +0100, Jens Thoms Toerring wrote:
> To subscribers of the xforms list
> Hello,
>    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
>    removed.
> 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.
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