weather plugin crashes

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at
Thu Apr 27 19:43:57 UTC 2006

Foxy schreef:
> Jani Monoses wrote:
>> On 4/27/06, *j Mak* <joz_mak at <mailto:joz_mak at>> 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". 

These bugs only show with newer versions of glib (2.10.x). They are bugs 
in the plugin, but old glib didn't make it crash.

> anyway, the plugin seems abandoned :(

I'm still hoping someone will try and help the author or even take over 
maintainership if necessary.


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