[Scribus] QT/KDE bugs?

Bart Alberti bart
Mon Sep 26 21:08:47 CEST 2005

I was about to install 9.3 up grade from 9.2 directly. Is recommended 
not to do so?

Bart Alberti

BandiPat wrote:

>Hi guys,
>Just saw this email on the SuSE list:
>Brad Pepers
>brad at linuxcanada.com
>There is a bug in the Qt/KDE integration patches to Qt in SuSE 9.3
>which is causing third-party applications such as Quasar, Scribus, and
>LinCVS to fail to work properly.  Its easy to duplicate and show and is
>a problem in the patch to redirect Qt QMessageBox static methods to KDE 
>message boxes.  The basic problem is that there are two ways to call
>the QMessageBox functions.  One way you pass in the text for the
>buttons on the message box and it should return which button was
>pressed (0, 1, or 2).  The other way to call something like
>QMessageBox::warning though is to pass in a list of button ids such as
>QMessageBox::Yes/No/Cancel/... and in this case what should be returned
>is the button id that was clicked.  The replacement code added in SuSE
>9.3 that passes these functions off to KDE treats these both the same
>and will return the button number (0/1/2) in each case.  So any code
>that uses Qt and calls QMessageBox::warning with button ids of
>QMessageBox::Yes and QMessageBox::No and then checks the result to make
>sure it matches QMessageBox::Yes will now fail and the user is left
>with an application that won't do the work regardless of whether they
>choose Yes or No!
>As I am still running 9.2, but have the newer KDE/QT installed, I can't
>recall having this problem, but speaking with a user of SuSE 10, it
>does exist.  Now the simple thing, it seems to me, would be for those
>three mentioned programs to adjust their coding to eliminate this
>problem.  Although it may be a QT/KDE or SuSE problem, which I'm
>confident will be fixed, if it's a deal breaking bug, wouldn't it be
>easiest to fix at the program level? If there are only a few programs
>finding this bug, wouldn't it be easier for them to provide a fix for
>their programs? The Scribus guys may already be aware and have a fix?
>I just rejoined the list, so this may have already been brought up, my
>appologies if that is the case.
>Have any others noticed this same bug with SuSE 9.3+?  
>Just curious

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