[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
Wed Dec 20 19:19:14 CET 2006

Patrick Drechsler wrote:
> 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:
> [...script...]
> Thanks for your feedback Mark. I have just finished compiling Emacs 23 
> using your script. Hopefully this will solve my problem.

Just wanted to follow up on this: After switching to Emacs 23 I have not 
had any crashes yet. Thanks again for the pointer.



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