[Importing from old X.Org bug database. This was originally reported to X.Org
on Wed, 08 Feb 95 by Peter Derr from DEC. It was marked unresolved in the
old bug database - someone will need to confirm this is still an issue and if
the provided patch against X11R6.0-patch5 is still needed and how much it may
need to be modified to integrate to the current tree. -alan- ]
CLIENT MACHINE and OPERATING SYSTEM:
Digital Alpha DEC 3000/500, DEC OSF/1 V3.2
native ANSI cc
The GetValues feature of editres seems to be incomplete. The UI instructs
the user that "mb2 gets a value" but it doesn't work because it is only
Here's what I did to make GetValues work in editres:
Fixed a bug in programs/editres/handler.c where the wrong widget id
was being sent.
Expanded on the partially implemented code for GetValues in
lib/Xmu/EditresCom.c. The code I added finds the resource in the
widget, converts it to String using XtConvertAndStore() if
possible, else falls back to representing the value as an integer.
To convert resource values to string requires a collection of
whatever-to-String converters. I've added a few in a new module
linked into libXt, lib/Xt/StringConverters.c. The function
_XtInitStringConverters() registers these converters and is called
in XtCreateApplicationContext() in lib/Xt/Display.c.
The lib/Xt/Imakefile is modified to link the new StringConverters.o
module into libXt, as well as linking EditresCom.o from libXmu into
libXt (EditresCom.o depends on Lower.o from Xmu so that's linked
in, too). This allows editres to work with all Xt-based
applications, not just those that use Xaw, without having to link
with libXmu. (I've also modified our implementation of libXm so
that the Motif vendor shell, which overwrites the Xt vendor shell,
also adds the _XEditResCheckMessages() event handler.) It's also
possible to add an initialize routine it the Xt vendorShellClassRec
that will add the _XEditResCheckMessages() event handler so that
Xt-only applications will work with editres.
Using editres, display the resource box of a widget. Use mb2 to try to
get a value. No matter what widget or resource you choose, the string
"NoValue" always appears in the resource value text window.
Created attachment 841 [details] [review]
Original patch against X11R6.0-patch5 from Peter Derr
Sorry about the phenomenal bug spam, guys. Adding xorg-team@ to the QA contact so bugs don't get lost in future.
This was corrected in XFree86 around 10 years ago.
I don't remember all the details, but I remember I
talked with the original author, before submitting
an adapted patch, so that only editres, libXmu and
libXaw were changed. The converters were added to
libXaw instead of libXt, so that would exist zero
chances of incompatibility with motif, that is based
on libXt (and motif doesn't support the editres
See lib/libXaw/src/Converters.c for the biggest
chunk of the patch.