Problems with emacs built with gsettings support
Sun Apr 15 12:20:00 GMT 2012
I haven't made in progress in trying to debug this problem. I think I
will probably have to build the next release of emacs without GSettings
support. (This is a shame, but it's not a regression; emacs has never
had the possibility of supporting GSettings prior to emacs-24.) If
there are any emacs users out there who care about this, read on.
First, here's a summary of what I know. Everything I say is independent
of whether I build emacs with gtk2 or gtk3.
* If emacs is built with GSettings support, it seems to work fine on
* It also works fine on my 64-bit Windows 7 systems if I
* It fails on my Windows 7 systems otherwise. The failure consists of
emacs crashing with a segmentation fault shortly after it starts. This
could happen after a few minutes or a few hours, but it always happens.
* I haven't found any indication that this is a BLODA problem, but I
can't rule it out either.
It would be very helpful if other people could try it on Windows 7.
Here are the steps for testing, which are simpler than what I posted
earlier in the thread:
1. Install my test build of emacs-X11-24.0.95-7 by running
setup.exe -K http://sanibeltranquility.com/cygwin/kbrown.gpg
and adding http://sanibeltranquility.com/cygwin to the list of mirrors.
This was built with gtk3, so you'll have to let setup install a bunch
of dependencies unless you already have libgtk3_0 installed.
2. Start the X server using the Start Menu shortcut, with no ~/.startxwinrc.
3. In the resulting xterm window:
eval `dbus-launch --sh-syntax`
emacs -Q &
4. Wait a few hours, if necessary, to see if emacs crashes. You can use
it or just leave it alone (but don't use it for anything important).
5. Send a note to the list reporting success or failure, with details
about your system.
6. If it fails, you can rerun setup.exe to restore your previous version
of emacs. Or, if you'd like, you can install my build of
emacs-X11-24.0.95-6, which was built without GSettings support.
Thanks in advance to anyone who is willing to test.
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