make error in xffm-gui

Edscott Wilson Garcia edscott at
Sun Nov 27 15:26:07 CET 2005

On Sun, 27 Nov 2005, Foxy wrote:

> I decided to update xffm and got an error compiling xffm-gui. I have attached 
> the file with console output. It used to be OK, but I have not compiled new 
> svn checkouts for a while. Cheers.

My mistake: I didn't update the library version numbers so that during the 
configure step you were not notified that your installed version of 
libxffm is too old. I've now fixed this in svn.

The basic changes involved in the new library function is with the way 
commands executed from within xffm are handled. Now all output  from 
executed programs is displayed in the diagnostics box. Also, you can now 
do things like "ls /tmp" without the "In terminal" check box and get the 
results in the diagnostics window. Or you can pipe output to files (as in 
using the following command for postscript files: "mpage -P- %s >"). Sudo commands are also fair game and will query for 
password if such is required.

Only one glitch. If an executed program sends some text output, but does 
not flush, the xffm window which executed the command will freeze until 
the application flushes. This reflects a bug in the executed application, 
because it is useless to send text output and not flush. So far I've found 
that one of the processes that "evolution" spawns will encounter a 
condition that will not flush.

The above does not apply to executing from xffm-deskview or xffm-run, 
since these do not have a diagnostics window.


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