orrery crashing X

Benjamin Deering ben_deering at swissmail.org
Mon Nov 15 23:39:52 CET 2010

Thanks for applying that,

I thought the orrery maintainer would have applied it by now upstream 
too.  When I sent him the patch, he was planning to get a build out that 
weekend.  All of the current orrery development is happening on maemo 
for n900.

I never heard whether is faster to draw each point direct to display, or 
to draw to a buffer and display the buffer.  If my change is slower, and 
you have fixed the stack corruption when lots of events are sent to the 
glamo, then you may not want my patch.

On 11/15/2010 04:15 PM, Martin Jansa wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 02, 2010 at 08:25:34PM -0400, Benjamin Deering wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> I've missed having orrery this summer.  Today I took a look at why it
>> was causing X to crash.  The crash happens when the program calls
>> gdk_draw_point for every star it displays.  I changed my copy to draw
>> all of the stars into a GdkPixbuf, then I copy the GdkPixbuf onto the
>> drawable area.
>> Maybe someone knows why lots of gdk_draw_points would crash X.
>> I think using the GdkPixbuf is faster anyways, so I'll try to add this
>> to the bug posted on the orrery project page.
>> Ben
> Xorg crash fixed
> http://git.openembedded.org/cgit.cgi/openembedded/commit/?id=a02d3d0eefe03576c33294b4201fdbe6bde21cde
> I'll apply your orrery patch too, but pitty that upstream didn't apply it
> (afaik).
> Regards,

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