Brian Ford Brian.Ford@flightsafety.com
Thu Sep 15 19:24:00 GMT 2005

On Thu, 15 Sep 2005, Harold L Hunt II wrote:

> Brian Ford wrote:
> > On Thu, 15 Sep 2005, Harold L Hunt II wrote:
> >>lesstif (won't do new versions)
> >
> > Since I've been trying to get you to release a new one of these for a
> > while now, does this mean I can have it?
> Sure, but, if you take lesstif you have to also take responsibility for
> nedit, which doesn't mean that you have to maintain it, but you have to
> recognize that a lesstif release that works for an in-house app but
> makes nedit crash upon opening a document is unacceptable.

Agreed, but...

> That's pretty much why the lesstif package is stuck where it is: it
> didn't work with nedit.

We must have a mis-communication here.

I told you (as quoted below) that my build of your unmodified
lesstif-0.94.4 package worked for all our in-house applications as well as

I suspected that you were using an outdated compiler or binutils package,
and that was what caused your nedit issue.

Do you want to look into this, or do you just want to give lesstif to me?

Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2005 23:16:13 -0500
From: Brian Ford
To: Harold L Hunt
Subject: Re: lesstif update request [files this time]

Sorry for the late reply.  I've been totally swamped the last two days.

On Tue, 5 Jul 2005, Brian Ford wrote:

> On Tue, 5 Jul 2005, Harold L Hunt wrote:
> > What are your thoughts?
> I'll try your patchset and see if I can find the offending const
> decorators soon.  Thanks again.

Well, I tried your patchset, without any other modifications, and the
resulting cygXm-2.dll appears to work perfectly.  It even fixed the scroll
list callback bug on up arrow that prompted me to request the update.
And, the mouse wheel now scrolls too :-).

So, the only thing I can guess, is that your compiler or binutls is out of
date.  Here are my versions:

gcc                     3.4.4-1
gcc-ada                 3.4.4-1
gcc-core                3.4.4-1
gcc-g++                 3.4.4-1
gcc-g77                 3.4.4-1
gcc-gdc                 3.4.4-1
gcc-gpc                 3.3.3-3
gcc-java                3.4.4-1
gcc-mingw               20040810-1
gcc-mingw-ada           20050522-1
gcc-mingw-core          20050522-1
gcc-mingw-g++           20050522-1
gcc-mingw-g77           20050522-1
gcc-mingw-gdc           20050522-1
gcc-mingw-gpc           20040810-1
gcc-mingw-java          20050522-1
gcc-mingw-objc          20050522-1
gcc-objc                3.4.4-1

binutils                20050608-2

cygwin                  1.5.17-1

This isn't related, but you might also consider the attached
patch to properly decorate the exported/imported lesstif symbols.  It
should fix the abundance of auto-import info messages when compiling
lesstif applications.

Brian Ford
Senior Realtime Software Engineer
VITAL - Visual Simulation Systems
FlightSafety International
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