Bug#628845: notification-daemon: window manager crashes with large notification text

intrigeri intrigeri at debian.org
Sat Jun 7 15:38:51 UTC 2014


(Stumbling upon this bug report while looking for an issue similar to
what I'm experiencing.)

Ed wrote (01 Jun 2011 19:58:06 GMT) :
> Use a simple app like notify-send to create a notification window.  Use so much
> text in the body of the notification that the notification does not fit
> vertically in the resolution.  This will cause metacity to crash and restart or
> compiz to crash and metacity to replace it.

This bug report was filed from a Squeeze system, and this version of
Debian is not supported anymore. Ed, can you still reproduce it with
current Debian stable (Wheezy) or newer?

Also, if the window manager crashes, even if the crash is triggered by
a GTK widget created by notification-daemon, I think the bug is in the
window manager itself, so perhaps this bug should be reassigned.
My guess is that the maintainers of that window manager will then find
out that it's actually a bug in GTK, but who knows :)

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