bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #54885, File browser unresponsive


bug #54885: File browser unresponsive

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Tue 23 Oct 2018 09:46:30 AM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Performance
Status:  Need Info Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Ole Kirkeby Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  4.2.2
Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Fri 28 Dec 2018 06:49:52 PM UTC, comment #4:

I think we have to separate the issues here. The original post is about the file browser widget, right? Is it possible to provide the information as requested in comment #1?

Comment #2 (and also comment #3?) seems to be related to the open file dialog of the editor.

Torsten <ttl>
Project Member
Fri 02 Nov 2018 01:01:06 PM UTC, comment #3:

Just to add that everything works fine with 4.4 provided by my system: the file dialog window looks different and does not list network shares.

Guillaume <gyom>
Fri 02 Nov 2018 12:56:42 PM UTC, comment #2:

I also observe something similar (and it might be the same issue that the one reported in bug #52840): If I click on the "Open file" button in the editor, the file selector window opens and becomes unresponsive. After several minutes, it is available and usable again (and this until the end of the Octave session). It seems to be related to mounted NFS shares, see attached screenshot: it's only when the figure responds again that the two NFS shares I have are listed.

(file #45349)

Guillaume <gyom>
Tue 23 Oct 2018 07:05:19 PM UTC, comment #1:

Thank you for the bug report. Can you please be more specific with "nothing happens"? What do you click on in the file browser panel? Do you use a single click or a double click? Is the item you click on highlighted? What do you expect should happen that doesn't happen? Can you please attach a small screenshot to show what isn't correct?

Are you able to install and test the current Octave version 4.4.1?

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Tue 23 Oct 2018 09:46:30 AM UTC, original submission:

Nothing happens when clicking in the file browser window. Changing directory by using cd works.

KUbuntu 18.04



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file #45349:  openfile.png added by gyom (26KiB - image/png)


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