Thu Sep 15 22:33:00 GMT 2005
On Thu, 15 Sep 2005, Harold L Hunt II wrote:
> Brian Ford wrote:
> > 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
> > nedit.
> > I suspected that you were using an outdated compiler or binutils package,
> > and that was what caused your nedit issue.
> Hmm... no, I confirmed back, I believe, that I had the latest compiler
> and binutils and I think we left it at that.
Sorry, I never received any more communication from you after the message
I quoted. Although, I did ping you once about a month later. Again,
there was no response. I was about to ping again when I saw this message.
> Since there is confusion about what is on both of our machines, the best
> thing for you to do would be to take a clean Windows image under VMWare,
> install Cygwin on it,
I don't have access to VMWare, or the time to build a Windows system with
Cygwin from scratch for this. That really seems silly to me. Isn't a
comparison of cygcheck output all that should be necessary to determine
Alternatively, we could get an impartial third party opinion (ie. have
someone else do a source build of lesstif-0.94.4, and check it with
> compile the two packages and see what happens.
I only compiled the one (lesstif) and had the old nedit use the resulting
cygXm-2.dll (confirmed by cygcheck output). That is all that's required.
> Make sure that you do more with nedit than just opening it up... you
> actually need to open some files and play around in order to get it to
> crash (sometimes).
If you want me to play around, you'll need to be more specific. It opened
a file fine, and that's where I stopped. I have now opened a few files,
done some edits, a few cut and pastes, a save, etc... I don't use
nedit, thus I can't stress it much.
I am confused, though. The crash you presented to me was one of not being
able to start nedit at all:
Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2005 17:09:32 -0700
From: Harold L Hunt
Subject: Re: lesstif update request
Nope, 0.94.4 doesn't work with nedit:
nedit.exe - Application Error
The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005). Click on OK
to terminate the application.
> > Do you want to look into this, or do you just want to give lesstif to me?
> If you agree to some sort of verification that nedit works, its yours.
> No need to reply back, just take it if you agree.
I'll see about getting it packaged up soon. My biggest hurdle will be the
one of finding an upload space.
> Harold "No need to CC me in replies" Hunt
I'm truly sorry about that. I have gotten used to doing a reply all for
my normal mail here at work and did it out of habit. I do honor Reply
To, though. I noticed it, but thought you had asked for it with Reply
To. My bad :-(.
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