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bug #62863: Octave closes if empty editor tab is closed before .octaverc is finished

Submitter:  Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Submitted:  Fri 05 Aug 2022 12:52:27 PM UTC
Category:  GUI Severity:  2 - Minor
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Unexpected Error or Warning
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Philip Nienhuis Open/Closed:  * Open
Release:  * dev Operating System:  * Microsoft Windows
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Fri 05 Aug 2022 12:52:27 PM UTC, original submission:  

(I've got used to this, has been happening for years and years, but OTOH it's not as it should be. Not a showstopper, so severity -> minor.)

Steps to reproduce:

  • create an .octaverc, only add the command 'pause (10)' in it
  • fire up Octave GUI
  • soon after GUI is up (but before 10 seconds are passed), click the close button on the empty Editor tab.

==> result:
After .octaverc is finished (which can take the rest of the 10 secs.) Octave vanishes from sight, w/o any trace or Windows popup. So I'm even not sure whether Octave crashes or is just unexpectedly closing ... (I guess it's the latter).

With regard to this the Octave GUI used to be more sensitive in the past; resizing or closing panes, browsing in the file browser, loading other files in the editor, etc sometimes gave the same behavior; but in 7.x.0 and 8.0.0 I know only of closing the empty editor tab during startup.

My .octaverc takes quite a bit of time to get processed (a.o., loading several packages I'm using daily) so I'm often tempted to start fiddling around in the mean time: e.g., loading recent editor files, shifting panes around if the layout got screwed up, etc., that's how I hit this.

AFAICS it started with Octave-6.1.0; the GUIs of yet older Octaves (I have 4.2.0 and 5.2.0 still around) are more robust w.r.t. this.

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
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