[Rd] Embedding x11-window causes R to segfault

Thomas Friedrichsmeier thomas.friedrichsmeier at ruhr-uni-bochum.de
Fri May 6 15:14:11 CEST 2005


I know it's not generally helpful to just restate a bug-report already in the 
tracker. But I also know that sometimes old bug-reports just slip past 
attention. Hence I'd like to point out this antique report:


I'm currently running into this bug, as I'm trying to embed an R window 
generated with x11 () into a window of my application. Doing so causes R to 
segfault. I'm no x11 guru at all, but the bug report referenced gives a 
plausible explanation of what might be the cause.
That bug-report also contains a patch to fix the issue. For all I can see, 
that patch should still be applicable to current sources with only minimal 
adaptations (DevDesc -> newDevDesc, etc.).
Is there any chance this will be taken care of in one of the next releases? Or 
are there issues that make inclusion in soon-to-come releases unlikely? I'm 
asking, as in the latter case, I'd have to look into different solutions for 
my application.

Thomas Friedrichsmeier

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