bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #49680, editor not working


bug #49680: editor not working

Submitter:  Muhali <muhali>
Submitted:  Wed 23 Nov 2016 11:25:10 AM UTC
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  None
Status:  Works For Me Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  * Closed
Release:  * dev Operating System:  * GNU/Linux
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Wed 23 Nov 2016 05:43:21 PM UTC, comment #6: 

Refer to open bug #39179 about a warning or fallback mode.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
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Wed 23 Nov 2016 05:37:13 PM UTC, comment #5: 

a hint indicating that something is missing would be helpful though.

Muhali <muhali>
Wed 23 Nov 2016 05:22:58 PM UTC, comment #4: 

bingo! - Thanks.

Muhali <muhali>
Wed 23 Nov 2016 05:04:24 PM UTC, comment #3: 

It sounds like you have built Octave without the optional Qscintilla library. This is the expected behavior in this case. What does

>> __have_feature__ QSCINTILLA
ans = 1

return on your build?

If it works on stable or in previous builds of Octave, maybe you are now building with Qt 5 and don't have the Qt 5 version of Qscintilla installed?

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Group Member
Wed 23 Nov 2016 04:54:35 PM UTC, comment #2: 

not so for me. No editor opens by using any of the relevant menu commands.

If on the command line I type


(which apparently is the function that's called) I just get

ans = 1

whereas in stable octave an editor window opens.

Everything brand new, no extra init files. I have tested it on two machines with the most recent built.

Muhali <muhali>
Wed 23 Nov 2016 02:54:33 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Could you be more specific about the actions you tried?

I just did File->New->New Script and Octave switched to the Editor Tab with an "<unnamed>" files.

Rik <rik5>
Group administrator
Wed 23 Nov 2016 11:25:10 AM UTC, original submission:  

when invoking the gui editor (e.g. New Script) nothing happens.

Muhali <muhali>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2016-11-23 mtmiller Dependencies- Depends on bugs #39179
    2016-11-23 mtmiller Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2016-11-23 rik5 CategoryNone GUI
        StatusNone Works For Me

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