[rkward-tracker] [ rkward-Bugs-3094496 ] NEED TESTING: argument prompts are black rectangles

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Bugs item #3094496, was opened at 2010-10-25 04:27
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Status: Open
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Priority: 5
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Submitted By: Chris Sims (casims)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: NEED TESTING: argument prompts are black rectangles

Initial Comment:
Rkward 0.5.4, KDE 4.5.1, Ubuntu maverick 64 bit, R 2.12.0 (2010-10-15).

Argument prompts after the left paren in a function invocation on my setup come up as black rectangles.  They seem to be of varying lengths corresponding to the length of the argument lists, so they may be black on black printing.  I've looked for a way to change font colors or background colors in Rkward, but don't see any way to do it.  This problem is always present; it is not intermittent.  I have not seen it on other kde applications.


>Comment By: Thomas Friedrichsmeier (tfry)
Date: 2010-10-31 21:07

I can't think of any changes between RKWard 0.5.3 and today that would make
argument hints disappear completely. Except, you can _configure_ argument
hints to be turned off since 0.5.4. Could you please check whether argument
hints are enabled at Settings->Configure RKWard->Script Editor?


Comment By: Chris Sims (casims)
Date: 2010-10-31 15:20

I've downloaded and installed
rkward_0.5.5-0daily-2935-201010252345~maverick1_amd64.deb from the
launchpad repository.  There are still no argument hinting boxes.  I tried
removing the nvidia driver for my GeForce 9500 GT video card, using the
default driver without 3d acceleration instead --- still no hinting boxes. 
I tried using a second monitor, different manufacturer and different screen
geometry --- still no hinting boxes.  One of these same monitors, running
32-bit Debian testing (and therefore R 2.11.1, Rkward 0.5.3 with kde 4.4.5)
displays the hints properly.  And the absence of argument hinting happens
for short and long argument lists, "str(" as well as, e.g. "plot.ts(".


Comment By: Ralf  Tautenhahn (rtautenh)
Date: 2010-10-26 20:05

Works great here.

Ubuntu 10.04
rkward 0.5.5-devel1
Using KDE Development Platform 4.4.92 (KDE 4.4.92 (KDE 4.5 RC2))


Comment By: Chris Sims (casims)
Date: 2010-10-26 03:56

I won't have time to compile from the SVN for a few days.  In the meantime,
since downloading an update to many parts of  kde 4.5.1 from the ubuntu
repository, the black rectangles no longer appear, but now no argument
hinting at all appears.


Comment By: Thomas Friedrichsmeier (tfry)
Date: 2010-10-25 13:58

Thanks for reporting.

I don't see this symptom, myself, so I'll need your help in fixing this.
First question: Does this also happen for very short argument hints (e.g
when typing "str ("), or only for longer ones?

I've tried some adjustments in SVN. Could you test those, by either
compiling from SVN (http://p.sf.net/rkward/svn), or by using our daily
builds from https://launchpad.net/~rkward-devel/+archive/rkward-dailys
(wait for the next build, i.e. 2010-10-25 or later)?



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