Re: [orca-list] Eclipse 3.6RC3 seems to be very unstable with orca

I don't think that this can be cause by orca.
I am not running java from sun, insted I am running java from ibm and my distro is ubuntu 10.04.
Perhaps this can make some difference.
I think that you should open a bug in eclipse bugzilla.

On 06/06/2010 07:15 AM, Michael Whapples wrote:
As an example of how unreliable this seems, in the last five minutes I have just had at least three crashes. I managed to catch what was output to the console while running the SWT snippet(212). I attach the logfile the following refers to.
# A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment:
#  SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0xb398be16, pid=5078, tid=3066833776
# JRE version: 6.0_20-b02
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (16.3-b01 mixed mode, sharing linux-x86 )
# Problematic frame:
# C  []
# An error report file with more information is saved as:
# /home/mike/workspace/SWTBrowser/hs_err_pid5078.log
# If you would like to submit a bug report, please visit:
# The crash happened outside the Java Virtual Machine in native code.
# See problematic frame for where to report the bug.

I am using debian unstable, but eclipse 3.6RC3 is the tarball from the eclipse website. Orca is from GIT, pulled last night (a matter of hours old).

Any more thoughts?

BTW: Accessibility in general seems to be quite improved in 3.6RC3, its just such a shame it crashes as often as it does for me, rendering it useless.

Michael Whapples
On 06/06/2010 02:03 AM, jose vilmar estacio de souza wrote:
Hi Michael
I am using eclipse 3.6 rc3 on my day job without big problems.
What distro are you using?
What version of orca?
What java VM?

In my opinion this is the more stable version of Eclipse that I've used with the orca.


On 06/05/2010 09:47 PM, Michael Whapples wrote:
I have noticed that when using eclipse 3.6RC3 (other SWT applications using SWT3.6RC4 seem to also exhibit this) seem to be very unstable while running orca (I don't know whether it is due to orca/accessibility running, but I doubt such unreliability could be accepted by the large eclipse user base).

I haven't noticed a exact way of causing eclipse to crash, but as it happens so frequently I will give what actions seem to be able to cause the crash. Open eclipse and choose a source file and enter the source code editor. Now just cursor around (generaly less than a minute), for me it will crash very soon, but I can't give any specific movement to do to cause one.

I also notice it for some of the SWT Snippets when using SWT 3.6RC4 (eg. Snippet212 "embedding images in StyledText" will also crash when cursoring around its StyledText control while having orca running).

Is this an orca issue, are we doing something to crash eclipse or is it something in SWT?

Does anyone else notice this? I never had this sort of issue with earlier versions of eclipse (in fact I am unsure whether I have ever had an eclipse crash until I tried eclipse 3.6RC3).

Michael Whapples
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