[Rd] R crashes when resizing windows (PR#2992)

ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Tue May 13 15:22:35 MEST 2003

gavin at stats.gla.ac.uk wrote:
> Full_Name: Gavin Alexander
> Version: 1.7.0
> OS: Win2000
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> When I resize the R-GUI console window by dragging an edge and drag for more
> than a second or two, R crashes. The program exits, leaving a pop-up "Program
> Error" box with the message:
> "Rgui.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows.
>  You will need to restart the program.
>  An Error log is being created.".
> I now avoid having to resize the console window by setting the default size in
> GUI preferences. However, R still crashes when resizing help windows, which
> don't have a user-settable default size.
> I am using R version 1.7.0, but can replicate this problem in the only other
> versions I have used: 1.4.1 and 1.6.2, in both MDI and SDI mode, all in
> Win2000.
> Gavin Alexander

This is the same as PR#1711.
But thanks anyway, since you provide an interesting information:
It's easy to reproduce this crash now by continously (slowly) dragging a 
couple of seconds, at least on my machine (WinNT4.0).

Anyway, this one is hard to fix.
Please read the thread for PR#1711 for more information, particularly 
the message

  From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch at stats.uwo.ca>
  To: ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
  Cc: <socrates at mail.ru>, <R-bugs at biostat.ku.dk>
  Subject: Re: GUI bug (PR#1711)
  Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 10:15:01 -0400

Uwe Ligges

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