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

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue May 13 14:39:42 MEST 2003

This is PR#1711 !

On Tue, 13 May 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.

They do: look in the Rconsole file or Edit | Preferences.  (Hint: a `help 
window' is actually a pager window.)

> 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.

Could you send us a patch please?  *We* find is very hard to re-create.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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