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Re: Eclipse failure in testing

I just found some clues to the problem and a workaround. The same problem is
reported in an eclipse forum:
The bug and a workaround are described in the eclipse bug report
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=291257. For quick reference,
the solution is setting GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=true and exporting.


Simon Pepping @ Home wrote:
> After I upgraded my debian testing system on 17 October, I experienced
> severe problems with eclipse: A number of important dialogs fail, e.g.,
> Configure build path | libraries | Edit, Remove, Migrate JAR File;
> Configure build path | Order and Export | Up (but not Down), Top (but not
> Bottom); Run Configurations | Run button. No dialog appears, no action is
> launched, and the UI is unresponsive until I click some other item or
> button. This happens to my debian eclipse installation, which by the way
> became obsolete on the same day. It happens also to my newly installed
> Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers, Galileo Packages (based on Eclipse 3.5
> SR1). It happens when I launch eclipse on Sun Java 5 or 6 or on OpenJDK6.
> It happens to all my workspaces. The eclipse logs
> (workspace/.metadata/.log) show no error messages related to any such
> event.
> I strongly feel it is connected with the GTK update of that date, from
> 2.16.6-1 to 2.18.2-1. I cannot find any related message in debian-user or
> any other forum. Is there any clue to why this happens, and how it can be
> solved?
> Simon

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