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Re: Release-critical Bugreport for May 12, 2000

I've had all kinds of strange problems with gnome-icu, but I am not a
heavy user of it and do not know it well.  For example, I have a laptop
which has a wired serial port which appears as ttyS0 and an IR port which
appears as ttyS1.  If I insert a PCMCIA modem card, that appears as ttyS2.  
So far, so good.

Now, when running through the PCMCIA landline modem, I am using ttyS2.  
When running through a wireless modem, my cellular telephone plugs into
ttyS0 and acts like a Hayes-compatible modem.  If I run gnome-icu when my
cellular telephone is not plugged into ttyS0 and my PCMCIA modem card is
plugged in as ttyS2, gnome-icu will segfault.  Why?  I have no idea.

-- Mike

On 2000-05-12 at 16:31 -0400, Daniel Burrows wrote:

>   So do we have any information on just how widespread these problems are?  Are
> they widespread enough to justify pulling a program which works acceptably for
> other people?  How many people are able to use it?  (if I'm the only person able
> to use the program, go ahead and pull it :) :) )
>   (on a side note, gnomeicu's code is absolutely DISGUSTING, or at least it was
>    last time I looked, so these are probably genuine bugs rather than local
>    problems (perhaps triggered by particular user's environments), but until
>    licq writes a frontend for the Gnome panel, I don't think there's any other
>    ICQ client that plays nicely with Gnome)
* * *
>   And on a more technical note:
>   Has anyone done backtraces to find out where it's segfaulting?

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