problem with tcltk under Windows (was [Rd] RE: [R] one more Rcmdr problem)

From: John Fox <jfox_at_mcmaster.ca>
Date: Thu 14 Oct 2004 - 03:30:49 EST


Dear Adrian,

As I suspected, this is not a problem specific to the Rcmdr but is rather a more general tcltk/Windows problem. The following works fine in R 1.9.1 (and before, I assume) but reliably crashes R 2.0.0 (including the latest Windows patched version on CRAN) under Windows XP Prof:

library(tcltk)
top <- tktoplevel()
textwindow <- tktext(top, bg="white", height=10, width=40, wrap="none") tkgrid(textwindow)

Then, with the cursor in the text windows, press any Ctrl-key combination to crash Rgui.

I'm cc'ing R-windows@R-project.org.

Regards,
 John

On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 11:00:39 -0400
 "John Fox" <jfox@mcmaster.ca> wrote:
> Dear Adrian,
>
> I've just been able to verify this problem. It occurs for me when I
> try to
> copy via Ctrl-C, but not when I use the Rcmdr Edit -> Copy menu, nor
> when I
> use the right-click context menu. As near as I can tell, the problem
> is
> general to all Ctrl-key combinations. I don't have time at the moment
> to
> investigate further, but I suspect a problem between tcltk and Rgui.
> I'm
> copying this response to the r-devel list, since that might be a
> better
> place to pursue the problem.
>
> Sorry for the trouble.
> John
>
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> > -----Original Message-----
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> > [mailto:r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Adrian Dusa
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 6:35 AM
> > To: r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
> > Subject: [R] one more Rcmdr problem
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > I'm using R 2.0.0 with the latest Rcmdr package installed
> > from CRAN, on Windows XP Professional.
> >
> > When trying to copy some commands or results, either from the
> > upper or lower text window, this causes Rcmdr to crash:
> >
> > "R for Windows GUI front-end has encountered a problem and
> > needs to close"
> >
> > Did anyone have the same problem? I don't think it's my
> > system, as it happened to reinstall my Windows just a few
> > days ago, and the same problem occurred in the former one.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Adrian
> >
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John Fox
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
http://socserv.mcmaster.ca/jfox/

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