RC1 : problem + QA items

purslow at sympatico.ca purslow at sympatico.ca
Wed Nov 17 15:14:25 CET 2004

041117 purslow at sympatico.ca wrote:
> there's  1  serious problem with RC1 :
> Gtk-based apps have dialog boxes which are too narrow to read
> (Gqview, Galeon, Gkrellm config, GVim search, XF printing; ok on KDE).
> i suspect that i need to remerge  >= 1  package(s) on Gentoo,
> but before i try things at random, does anyone have a specific solution ?
> it has to be something to do with Xfce, as it doesn't happen on KDE:
> when i exit Xfce, then immediately start KDE,
> the Gtk apps start (or i can start them) & the dialog lines are ok.
> i remerged Gtk-engines & Gtk-engines-xfce , which seem to be the Gtk items
> which i had not recently updated, & the problem remains.  of course,
> i used BH's uninstaller & installer to reinstall Xfce & rebooted.
> this has happened before & it's been cured by recompiling things,
> but i'ld rather not go thro' everything just in the hope something will work.
> anyone else have suggestions ?  meanwhile, i can check forums & Google.

well, i've checked forums, tried Google & more important recompiled things,
ie Gtk+ Gtk-engines Gtk-engines-xfce Pygtk Glib & Gqview ;
i've also again uninstalled & reinstalled Xfce with BM's tools.
nothing has changed: the input text boxes in Gqview & the other apps
remain far too thin vertically, showing no readable type.
there must be some problem with resizing (i have seen this effect before).

could it be that there is a problem between Xfce's assumptions
& the most recent stable versions -- eg of Gtk+ -- provided by Gentoo ?
surely, someone familiar with the Gtk+ & other libraries knows
what it is which controls the vertical sizing of those text boxes,
which should provide a pointer to what is going wrong.

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