This same "resize and it appears" behaviour is on RedHat 7, at least
so I've heard from the RedHat developers I know. Seemingly there's a
fix in the XFree CVS in file ".../xc/programs/xmessage/makeform.c"
between v1.4 and v1.5 for this very problem.
>>>>> "Torbjörn" == Torbjörn Andersson <email@example.com>
Torbjörn> Frank Belew wrote:
>> The problem is that when I did "xmessage -f
>> /path/to/messagefile" it showed no real text, just an empty
>> white box, and an Ok button.
Torbjörn> Stupid question, perhaps, but is the box still empty if
Torbjörn> you increase the size of the window? I've only used
Torbjörn> xmessage for one-liners, but ever since I started using
Torbjörn> XFree86 4.0.1 I had to resize the xmessage window to be
Torbjörn> at least one pixel taller than it is by default, or the
Torbjörn> text area would appear as just an empty box.
Torbjörn> This happenes both with the Debian packages, and with
Torbjörn> the version I compiled myself when 4.0.1 was first
Torbjörn> released. It would be interesting to know if it happens
Torbjörn> to anyone else or if I'm the only one seeing it. (I
Torbjörn> tried reporting it upstreams but I so far I haven't
Torbjörn> heard anything about it.)
ADML Support, EUCS, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
- Re: xmessage
- From: Torbjörn Andersson <firstname.lastname@example.org>