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

ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Tue May 13 16:17:53 MEST 2003

Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> 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,
> <http://www.stats.uwo.ca/faculty/murdoch/software/r-devel>
> You want to get rw1070pat.exe from that page.
> Duncan Murdoch

Duncan, the bug still persists in R-1.7.0 Patched (2003-05-13) which I 
just got via rsync.


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