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bug #53189: Truncated initial message in Command Window on Windows

Submitted by:  Rik <rik5>
Submitted on:  Mon 19 Feb 2018 11:56:15 PM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  2 - Minor
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Regression
Status:  Need Info Assigned to:  Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  5.1.0 Operating System:  Microsoft Windows

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Tue 01 Dec 2020 04:50:51 PM UTC, comment #14: 

Version 5.1.0 is deprecated and no longer supported. Could someone with an affected system please try with the latest stable release which is 6.1.0?

Markus M├╝tzel <mmuetzel>
Project Member
Sun 03 Mar 2019 09:56:38 PM UTC, comment #13: 

I can still reproduce this problem in official 5.1.0
See attached screen shot

Avinoam Kalma <avinoam>
Project Member
Sun 03 Mar 2019 05:01:42 AM UTC, comment #12: 

Version 4.4.0 is deprecated and no longer supported.  Could someone try with the latest stable release which is 5.1.0.  The problem is likely to have been fixed.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Wed 02 May 2018 08:27:26 PM UTC, comment #11: 

According to bug #53809 (closed as a duplicate) this is still happening on 4.4.0

I don't see it on my 5.0.0 cross builds, but there the width reserved for lines is bigger than what fits in the terminal (my own setting is usually ~90 chars wide) and as a consequence a horizontal scroll bar is always present.

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Project Member
Tue 01 May 2018 08:58:44 PM UTC, comment #10: 

This seems to be Windows specific, and font-size and layout specific as well, is that right?

On my Debian system, if I make the column width of the command window small (less than 80 columns), then I end up with the startup message wrapped, but not truncated.

In Avinoam's screen shot , it looks like lines longer than the command window size are truncated, not wrapped.

Is this still reproducible with the 4.4.0 release?

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Mon 23 Apr 2018 07:02:23 PM UTC, comment #9: 

In the standard GUI layout (as on your screenshot), th effect does not occur. Could you please select a terminal width of 80 characters and try again?

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Mon 23 Apr 2018 05:11:20 AM UTC, comment #8: 

I do not see any problem on Fedora / Gnome.
(attached screenshot)


Dmitri A. Sergatskov <dasergatskov>
Mon 23 Apr 2018 04:30:09 AM UTC, comment #7: 

This still works for me, but I am running KDE which has been different with respect to these issues than either GTK or Windows.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Sun 22 Apr 2018 07:21:09 AM UTC, comment #6: 

Confirmed on Ubuntu.

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Sun 22 Apr 2018 04:17:14 AM UTC, comment #5: 

This bug has return in 4.3.91
Screen short attached

Avinoam Kalma <avinoam>
Project Member
Sun 25 Feb 2018 08:33:52 AM UTC, comment #4: 

Works OK in win7 & win 10. Thanks Torsten.

Closing report

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Project Member
Sat 24 Feb 2018 02:45:18 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Changeset http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/9421e891294e
fixes this issue on my windows 7.

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Tue 20 Feb 2018 09:27:53 PM UTC, comment #2: 

From the hg log, this should have been fixed by cset http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/222addbadf46 from Dec 3rd.

I will have a look at it.

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Tue 20 Feb 2018 07:00:13 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Using hg bisect the issue was re-introduced in this cset

changeset:   24275:e9fe31118542
user:        Torsten <mttl@mailbox.org>
date:        Sat Nov 18 11:50:16 2017 +0100
summary:     improve re-docking of a floating widget under windows

Adding Torsten to the CC list.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Mon 19 Feb 2018 11:56:15 PM UTC, original submission:  

The initial message that is displayed in the Command Window is truncated.  This used to occur, but then was fixed, and now is back again.

The troublesome behavior re-appeared between 11/17/2017 and 1/1/2018.  I am now using hg bisect to try and discover the exact changeset that caused the issue.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator


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file #46406:  truncated_screen.png added by avinoam (87KiB - image/png)
file #43989:  octave_fedora.png added by dasergatskov (128KiB - image/png)
file #43986:  screen_shot.png added by avinoam (91KiB - image/png)


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    Follow 19 latest changes.

    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2020-12-01 mmuetzel StatusNone => Need Info
    2019-03-10 rik5 Dependencies- => bugs #53809 is dependent
    2019-03-03 avinoam Attached File- => Added truncated_screen.png, #46406
        Release4.4.0 => 5.1.0
    2019-03-03 mtmiller Carbon-CopyRemoved 80942 => -
    2018-05-01 mtmiller Release4.3.91 => 4.4.0
        Operating SystemAny => Microsoft Windows
    2018-04-23 dasergatskov Attached File- => Added octave_fedora.png, #43989
    2018-04-22 ttl Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows => Any
    2018-04-22 avinoam Attached File- => Added screen_shot.png, #43986
        StatusFixed => None
        Open/ClosedClosed => Open
        Releasedev => 4.3.91
    2018-02-25 philipnienhuis StatusReady For Test => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2018-02-24 ttl StatusConfirmed => Ready For Test
        Assigned toNone => ttl
    2018-02-20 rik5 Carbon-Copy- => Added torsten
    2018-02-19 rik5 Carbon-Copy- => Added jwe

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