Valgrind Gnome, I thought I’d give it a try too. It was made
easier by his explicit directions. So I went to town on my jhbuild
version of Gnome from last week. But I gotta say, it was
really weird. I’d go to launch an application (like Evolution)
and then see the startup notification busy cursor go away and think it
had crashed (I forgot that it timed out after a while just in case the
app crashed), so then I launched another… evolution-data-server
repeatedly crashed in an automatic loop. By the time bug-buddy came
up, the app had usually quit and restarted (is there a timeout
associated with that too? I thought apps stayed alive for bug-buddy
until bug-buddy was dismissed…).
Now I gotta look through all the
generated files, see which ones look potentially useful, and file
bugs for each Gnome program. Anyone want to help?
Update: I cleaned them up a little bit.
In May, Havoc blogged
about various Metacity tasks that he’d love to see people hack on.
I tried to tackle the focus related bugs since that was something that
has really bothered me (of course, it turns out that some of the bugs
are actually libwnck problems rather than Metacity ones). I’m really
curious as to whether anyone is aware of some focus bugs that I don’t
know about yet. The ones that I am aware of are:
(I also tried to help with focus-stealing-prevention (“tried to”,
because I had so many questions and misunderstandings that it probably
took Rob longer to explain to me how to get things to work than it
would have taken for him to do it without my help; but it was very
nice of him to take the time to teach me so much). Unfortunately,
that has been disabled for
now because there were still some remaining issues; in particular,
150910 and 151245)
Update: Ken Harris made me aware of 135786 (and
convinced me it was a real bug), about an issue affecting only
click-to-focus when lowering a focused window via a middle-click on