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

Duncan Murdoch dmurdoch at pair.com
Tue May 13 09:41:19 MEST 2003

On Tue, 13 May 2003 13:47:23 +0200 (MET DST), you 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

This sounds like an existing bug (PR#1711) that we've found very hard
to reproduce.  However, I recently committed changes to the resize
code to fix another bug; it's conceivable my fix would have an effect
on this one too, hopefully positive! Could you please try R-patched?
You can download a binary build from my web page,


You want to get rw1070pat.exe from that page.

Duncan Murdoch

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