[Scribus] QT/KDE bugs?

Craig Bradney cbradney
Mon Sep 26 21:30:48 CEST 2005

On Monday 26 September 2005 20:48, BandiPat wrote:
> Hi guys,
> Just saw this email on the SuSE list:
> quote:
> 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!
> unquote
> 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
> Patrick

Suse should fix their code first. We are not doing anything incorrectly, even 
though we may be using the two *valid* methods in various qmessageboxes.

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