bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #60652, Console crashes randomly


bug #60652: Console crashes randomly

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Fri 21 May 2021 07:46:29 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  None
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Atero Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  6.2.0
Operating System:  Microsoft Windows

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Fri 21 May 2021 08:01:03 PM UTC, comment #1: 

You're reporting that you are on Windows. Is that true for both your computers? Two questions:

1. Are you using the CLI or the GUI for Octave? (If you don't know that: are you starting Octave from the command prompt cmd.exe or from the start menu / desktop shortcut directly?) If you've used only one, can you try the other and see if it works and report back?

2. Are you using any East Asian (Chinese / Japanese / Korean) character sets? If not, are you using any character sets that use extended Unicode characters bigger than one byte? (E.g. extended Latin characters with umlauts, accents, etc.) If so, do you know what your Windows locale settings are? Octave uses UTF-8 internally and depending on Windows codepage settings it can sometimes mess up the display.

Possibly related to bug #58717, bug #58637, bug #47571 / bug #55689, bug #43099, and bug #50409.

Fri 21 May 2021 07:46:29 PM UTC, original submission:  


I tried to replace Matlab by Octave this year, but on both my computer the console crashes randomly, but generally after a few minutes.

By "crash" I mean a lot of unusual symbols appear with different colours. After that I cannot use it and have to reboot Octave.

I tried a few releases but have the same problem. And as I said previously this bug appears on both my computers.

Do you have any idea ?

Thank you all :)



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