[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#656359: [Pkg-fonts-bugs] Bug#656359: Bug#656359: Segfault when pressing modifier/arrow keys if more than 4 points are selected
khaledhosny at eglug.org
Thu Jan 19 11:15:02 UTC 2012
I use FontForge extensively I never encountered this, and generally it
is less crashy than it used to be. May be it is 64bit specific bug?
On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 05:20:57PM +0800, john knightley wrote:
> Dear Khaled
> the segmentation fault is somewhat erratic for example moving around the letter
> g does not crash but moving say a character at uf8000 does - in some cases
> starting a new font, making it full unicode going to a higher point and simply
> pressing element is sufficient to crash. Even if somewhat difficult to describe
> there is indeed a serious problem here. I have one machine running ubuntu 9.10
> which I have been doing all my fontforge work on because when I update to
> ubuntu 10.4 I noticed this bug, which has remained though I have updated to
> 10.10 .
> Over the past week I have been preparing to do a fontforge training session in
> Feb and I myself thought that install rather than updating to Maverick solved
> the problem because I only tested 'g' .
> On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 3:21 PM, Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny at eglug.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 01:35:26AM -0500, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> > Hi fontforge folks--
> > over on Debian, we've just gotten http://bugs.debian.org/656359, which
> > appears to contain a reproducible segfault.
> > Some folks have suggested that it may be due to more recent versions of
> > dependent libraries, but i haven't been able to track it down in more
> > detail, i'm afraid.
> > From Theppitak's original report, a recipe to produce the crash:
> > Steps to reproduce:
> > - Start fontforge and create a new font.
> > - Randomly choose a first glyph to edit.
> > - Draw splines with at least 5 points.
> > - Select up to 4 points and press a modifier or arrow key. It won't
> > - Select at least 5 points and press a modifier or arrow key. It will
> > always crash.
> > Any suggestions?
> I can't reproduce this with fontforge built from git master running
> under Ubuntu 10.04.
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