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bug #39259: MXE-build: command window initially non-functional

Submitted by:  Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Submitted on:  Sat 15 Jun 2013 10:52:41 PM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  None
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Philip Nienhuis Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  dev Operating System:  Microsoft Windows

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Fri 16 Aug 2013 10:00:22 PM UTC, comment #3:

Fixed (see bug #39785 for details).

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Project Member
Wed 19 Jun 2013 05:27:05 PM UTC, comment #2:

With a recent Octave tip (incl. matrix editor patch and Torsten's patch for bug #38785 / comment 12), built for Windows using MXE:

- Works OK on Win7 64-bit.

- On WinXP I see that initially there's no cursor but the terminal does accept commands. Only after clicking in another pane and again clicking in the terminal the cursor appears.

Well that's better than the initial behavior I reported :-) (which must be valid for the 3.7.5 snapshot on alpha.gnu.org)

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Project Member
Wed 19 Jun 2013 04:24:24 PM UTC, comment #1:

I don't see that happening on mine.

On running octave, it automatically gives the command window focus and I can type into it.

The prompt displays as <-[K>> for the first time, which I guess is a ctrl code that the windows terminal isn't decoding correctly.
Pressing enter and the prompt is displayed correctly.

I do see some issues with editing in the terminal window:
if I type something, left cursor arrow a couple of characters and try to delete the next character, the line doesn't display with the deleted character remove (refresh problem with the line?)
If I press enter, the command I typed in is correct.

John Donoghue <lostbard>
Project Member
Sat 15 Jun 2013 10:52:41 PM UTC, original submission:

Immediately after starting an MXE-built Octave (GUI), clicking in the command window doesn't allow entering any command. The cursor indicates that the command window has no "focus".

I first have to click in e.g., the history pane, then in the command window, and from then on can I enter commands (and the cursor starts blinking).

This behavior started a few weeks ago, initially I paid little attention but it turned out to be consistent.

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Project Member


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