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Bug#516351: version 0.6



0.6 is ready.  Since I added a lot, it might need to be tested by 
whoever is willing; I only have three linux installations to test this 
on (including lenny), and I have noticed one or two abstruse "off by 
one" errors and short over-writes between functions that did not show 
up until I tested it on the third system.  This is because slightly 
different compilers, even maybe two different builds of the same gcc 
version (I dunno) could put memory together slightly differently, so if 
under one version you get away with a programming error it could still 
show up under another.  Maybe in that sense three is a good number ;)  
In fact I found at least half dozen bugs exactly like this during 
reprogramming that took me an average of an hour each to sort out in 
the past few days, hopefully that was most or all of them.

Anyway, I devised a little battery of simple tests.  Since the 
executable name and /usr/local/share directory have changed, use 0.53 
to uninstall.  There is info in the ChangeLog and NEWS.  The man page 
and web man page are updated.

Run "seetxt" in a terminal to watch the console output.  There 
shouldn't be any, except from gzip() when loading manpages about a 
broken pipe.  This is explained on the gzip homepage, where they blame 
it on bash (which makes sense, the error is really from bash).

1) Try drag n' drop from nautilus.
2) Leave see running and then add a "copy to:" directory to 
your .seeconfig, then try "reconfigure"
3) Load /usr/share/X11/rgb.txt, which is in the stock filelist.
4) Presuming your rgb.txt is the lenny english version, and you 
successfully reconfigured, you should now be able to type "grep sea 
SEEBUF" (notice 1 F) into the text entry and then select "execute" from 
the menu.  That will be this:

255 245 238		seashell
143 188 143		dark sea green
 46 139  87		sea green
 60 179 113		medium sea green
 32 178 170		light sea green
255 245 238		seashell1
238 229 222		seashell2
205 197 191		seashell3
139 134 130		seashell4

now try the "copy out"
5) flip around the filelist, maybe leave some highlighting and come 
back via the filelist.  You should alway return to where you last 
PLACED THE CURSOR, and the highlighting should remain.
6) Go back to the file with all the sea stuff from your "copy out".  Do 
a simple search for "sea".  Now toggle regexp and push.  Do a search 
for "\bsea\b".  You should see 5 seas in purple and four in yellow. Now 
add a watch to the file with the right-side toggle, and use "send to 
editor", if that is set to something usable for you.  Add a big line of 
XXXXXXXXX somewhere and see that it appears in the updated view.
7) If you have a reasonably big /var/log/messages, that is in the stock 
filelist too, check that it loads.  If it is less than 100000 lines, 
see how turning line numbering on and off goes.
8) Do anything else you can think of a sane person would do, such as an 
apropos search, or check to see the highlighting you left is still 
there.  All that should be preserved between instances, so you can 
start and stop see during the test.

If you encounter a regular problem, use "seetxt -d2" to output a debug 
log, which are messages about the current state and execution, etc.  If 
you add "debug log: /some/path/file" to ~/.seeconfig, see will redirect 
this output to the file and you can send it to me!

I haven't updated freshmeat yet, so the only source is:
http://www.intergate.com/~halfcountplus/see
 



  

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