Bug#334534: marked as done (Patch from bug 307724 breaks Eclipse)

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Package: gtk+2.0
Severity: important

  The fix for Debian bug 307724 added a patch from gtk-2-6 branch to the
2.6.4 release for sarge.  This causes the following bugs in Eclipse,
where keybindings can completely fail:


  The patch was to fix the following long-standing bug in GTK+:


  While we worked with GTK+ to fix this bug, Eclipse had a workaround
which conflicts with the patch.  For 3.1.1 we disable our workaround if
GTK+ >= 2.6.8, but this check does not work with the patched version of
2.6.4 from debian.  There is unfortunately no clean way to detect
whether the version of GTK+ is fixed.

  I think the patch should be removed, or stable should be updated to
GTK+ 2.6.8.  Patching back a very tricky and low-level X event handling
patch into a previous version just decreases the stability of the


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From: Douglas Pollock <douglas.pollock at magma.ca>
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To: Loic Minier <lool at dooz.org>
Subject: Re: Bug#334534: Patch from bug 307724 breaks Eclipse
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 09:39:28 -0500
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On Sunday October 23 2005 08:42 am, Loic Minier wrote:
>  We discussed this matter on IRC and agreed that it was impossible to
>  revert this change with respect to other apps in Debian stable.

I suppose the philosophies are just different between Eclipse and Debian, 
which makes it hard for me to understand your position.  In Eclipse this 
would be viewed as a regression.  If we have a patch that fixes some bug and 
causes regressions, we would generally leave the patch out (or revert the 
patch if we put it in).

Please feel free to talk to me on IRC (desudation).

>  checking the applied patches.  It also underlines that diverging from
>  upstream to fix bugs has to be done with care.

This is definitely true.  I have posted comments 
(http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=324336#c9) on the GNOME bug that 
was opened.


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