weather plugin crashes

daniele favara danjele at gmail.com
Thu Apr 27 10:54:09 BST 2006


On 4/27/06, Foxy <foxy at on-the-hill.me.uk> wrote:
> Jani Monoses wrote:
> >
> > On 4/27/06, *j Mak* <joz_mak at yahoo.ca <mailto:joz_mak at yahoo.ca>> wrote:
> >
> >     Hi,
> >     I've just updated xubuntu and the new weather plugin crashed when
> >     I clicked on the Find Location code button. When I tried finding
> >     the code with inputting the zip code the plugin did nothing. I
> >     repeated this by inputting the names of other cities but the
> >     plugin crushed each time.  Does anyone experience similar problems?
> >     J. Mak
> >
> >     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> >
> > Yes, we experienced similar problems. If this is not fixed by upstream
> > or someone else very soon the weather plugin will probably not be on
> > the CD. Right now we try to ship as many plugins as possible to get
> > some testing but some are not
> > well tested with the 4.4 panel yet.
> >
> > Jani
> yes, weather plugin became notoriously crashy. However, I have a very
> old installation of xfce4 from svn on my desktop on Breezy (I last
> updated it maybe few moths ago) and the weather plugin is rock solid
> there. Either something was changed in panel api or new versions of glib
> in Dapper causes the crashes. This is the error I seemed to have from gdb:
>
> >
> > *** glibc detected *** free(): invalid pointer: 0x080a1590 ***
> >
> > ** (xfce4-panel:5349): CRITICAL **: An item was unexpectedly removed:
> > "Weather Update".
> anyway, the plugin seems abandoned :(

it works here ... may i know what connection you use ? are u behind a proxy ?


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