Solaris 2.5.1 problems

Ron Searls rsearls at
Mon Nov 23 08:57:20 PST 1998

I hadn't tried Open Windows; interestingly enough, it fails in the same
way, although the right-hand side of the drawn windows appear to have no
limit.  CDE at least conforms the window to the current screen size.

Do you have a simple Frame test application?  Right now, I'm trying to port
Kaffe, not program in Java (later), so I just searched on the internet and
found two applications (which I did not author) to use as test apps.


>On Mon, 23 Nov 1998, Ron Searls wrote:
>>I'm trying to get kaffe running on Solaris 2.5.1 with the CDE windowing
>>environment.  I'm using GNU cc 2.8.1, GNU make 2.77 and GNU ld .  I'm
>>building kaffe using the Nov. 17 kaffe-snap distribution.  When I run test
>>applications (not applets) such as CatalogViewer and FingerD, the graphics/
>>windows are messed up.  Typically the window's horizontal width is the
>>entire screen.  Vertically I have one app which has a totally closed
>>window, and one which is totally open (fills the entire screen).  Icons are
>>not drawn.  The mouse is tracked, but not always with great accuracy.  If I
>>run these same apps with Sun's JRE, they seem to work OK.
>Hmm, seems you have serious window manager trouble. Can you switch to another
>WM to check if it is CDE-related? Does it happen with *all* apps (esp. a
>Frame test), or just with the ones you mentioned? Please dump also coordinates
>in wnd.c createWndow() / wndSetFrameBounds(), to see if this might be
>caused by
>layout. The whole layout/validation scheme is currently reworked, but the old
>one shouldn't produce your bugs, too.
>-- Peter

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