bugGNU TeXmacs - Bugs: bug #38784, Texmacs not starting in windows 8


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bug #38784: Texmacs not starting in windows 8

Submitted by:  Archit Gupta <archit90>
Submitted on:  Sat 20 Apr 2013 10:40:46 AM UTC  
Category:  Windows port Priority:  7 - High
Item Group:  Error Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Denis Raux <denisraux>
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  Release:  None
Fixed Release:  None Fixed Release:

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Thu 15 Aug 2013 01:19:48 PM UTC, comment #11:

Can we close this?

Miguel de Benito <mdbenito>
Project Member
Mon 20 May 2013 03:45:33 PM UTC, comment #10:

I have the same problem here.
This temporary fix works for me:

Carl X. Su <carl_tw>
Fri 03 May 2013 02:43:43 PM UTC, comment #9:

For memories :
we have to look at url complete in url.cpp that crashes when called with 2 url-or imbricated and a url-append 'in factor'.
like <url {c:\;{c:\toto*}}\titi>

We have to make a 'on demand' trace activation before because this function is too much called and prevents texmacs to run normally.

Denis Raux <denisraux>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Tue 30 Apr 2013 09:22:58 PM UTC, comment #8:

Actually this bug happens when you have a extra directory c:\Program Files (x86). This is not specific to Windows 8. I don't have one on my system, that why i didn't notice anything.

I uploaded a temporary fix. We have to investigate a bit more. Just download the file
TeXmacs\progs\kernel\texmacs\tm-plugins.scm and replace the current one.
Please let us known if there is side effect.


Denis Raux <denisraux>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Tue 30 Apr 2013 08:45:57 PM UTC, comment #7:

Thanks François,
Your suggestion works on win 7 (I don't know yet on win 8), where does not launch either (whereas does)

Hélène le Sueur <hlesueur>
Tue 30 Apr 2013 12:28:36 PM UTC, comment #6:

Arg ... this bug tracker is ugly !!!

To :

Francois Poulain <fpoulain>
Project Member
Tue 30 Apr 2013 12:27:14 PM UTC, comment #5:

Oooopss ...
(when #f ;(os-mingw?)

Francois Poulain <fpoulain>
Project Member
Tue 30 Apr 2013 12:26:15 PM UTC, comment #4:

Does it works if you edit the file TeXmacs/progs/kernel/texmacs/tm-plugins.scm, edit the line 422, and change it from

Francois Poulain <fpoulain>
Project Member
Mon 29 Apr 2013 08:11:56 AM UTC, comment #3:

Unfortunatly, I don't have windows8 yet so i can do the test myself right now.

You can get the available options list by launching ./configure --help in the build environment. The option you are looking for is --enable-console

does windows8 have a compatibility mode for the programs like win7 has ? May be this could help.


Denis Raux <denisraux>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Sat 27 Apr 2013 06:23:23 PM UTC, comment #2:

I rebuilt it using the build environment and so on, and it does not work better

Could you give me the procedure on how to compile with a debug console on please?


Hélène le Sueur <hlesueur>
Sat 27 Apr 2013 09:50:00 AM UTC, comment #1:

I got the same issue on a fresh install

I could hold it "running" by clicking on the menu tabs and browsing through the menus

I tried to deactivate the experimental tool 'fast environments', and got an error report from Visual C++ runtime library 'Assertion Failed' in file ./System/Classes/url.cpp
See attached file for a screen shot

I reproducibly get this error while browsing the menus, so I assume this is not bound to 'fast environments'

Of course, I soon as I leave the menus TM closes.

Hope this can help


(file #27958)

Hélène le Sueur <hlesueur>
Sat 20 Apr 2013 10:40:46 AM UTC, original submission:

I am unable to get texmacs to work in windows 8.
upon clicking shortcut, the texmacs window opens for a short time then closes by itself.
I do not know how to debug the problem
So any request for logs etc are welcome


Archit Gupta <archit90>


Attached Files
file #27958:  CrashTM-fast-env.JPG added by hlesueur (73KiB - image/jpeg)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2013-10-19 mdbenito StatusIn Progress => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2013-08-15 mdbenito StatusNone => In Progress
        Assigned toNone => denisraux
    2013-05-03 denisraux Priority8 - Very high => 7 - High
    2013-04-30 fpoulain Priority5 - Normal => 8 - Very high
    2013-04-27 hlesueur Attached File- => Added CrashTM-fast-env.JPG, #27958

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