[ESS] frequent crashes with current cvs-emacs and ess 5.3.3 and R 2.4.0 using ubuntu dapper

Patrick Drechsler patrick at pdrechsler.de
Thu Dec 14 16:25:26 CET 2006

Marc Schwartz wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-12-14 at 04:18 +0100, Patrick Drechsler wrote:
>> is anybody else suffering from frequent, unreproducible cvs-emacs crashes?
>> GNU Emacs (i686-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.8.20) of 
>> 2006-12-12 on trurl

> I had periodic crashes using Emacs 22 from CVS with the xft patches
> included. This is on FC6, also with ESS 5.3.3.
> There seemed to be an association between the use of Firefox and the
> unpredictable crashes of Emacs, when switching between virtual desktops.
> I am now using Emacs 23, which is alpha, but has the xft patches
> included in the mainstream Unicode trunk.  It has been rock solid,
> despite it's alpha status.  Some of the ESS font functionality, such as
> highlighting/bolding the R command lines works here, where it did not
> under 22.
> Here is my script to build Emacs 23, if you should decide to try it:

Thanks for your feedback Mark. I have just finished compiling Emacs 23 
using your script. Hopefully this will solve my problem.



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