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bug #18526: modpack installer UI hangs during download

Submitted by:  Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Submitted on:  Sat Aug 20 13:02:47 2011  
Category: module installerSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: Wont Fix
Assigned to: Marko Lindqvist <cazfi>Open/Closed: Closed
Release: 2.3.0Operating System: Microsoft Windows
Planned Release: Contains string changes: None

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Sun Mar 29 22:54:39 2015, comment #3:

Since 2.4 modpack installer has used lot more stable approach of downloading with libcurl instead of internal implementation. As S2_3 is no longer maintained, closing this ticket.

Marko Lindqvist <cazfi>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sat Jun 8 12:29:54 2013, comment #2:

I'm having the exact same problem with Freeciv 2.3.4 (stable) on Windows XP.

Sat Aug 20 21:09:39 2011, comment #1:

Without any investigation my first guess would be problem with running download and gtk+ main loop in separate threads. Are the gtk+ widget updates (messagebar, progressbar) from downloader thread properly protected with mutexes (not even sure if gtk+ is supposed to handle it internally, or is it responsibility of the program)

TRUNK version of freeciv-modpack seems to be a lot more unstable now than before my latest changes to it, but I assume it to be separate problem affecting TRUNK only.

Marko Lindqvist <cazfi>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sat Aug 20 13:02:47 2011, original submission:

While testing out the 2.3.0 Windows binary of the modpack installer with the "freesounds" modpack, I saw a couple of instances where the user interface stopped updating partway through the download.

The download carried on and completed successfully, as could be seen by watching the files appear in the installation directory, but there's no way for the user to tell.

Once in this state, trying to close the program brought up a blank window about the size the "do you want to quit" window should be. Clicking randomly in it did make the program quit, so I guess the buttons were still sensitive, if invisible.

This happened at different points in the download each time I saw it. It didn't always happen (I saw it in 2 of 3 trials).

Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Project Administrator


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file #13935:  freeciv-modpack-2.3.0-ui-hang.png added by jtn (111kB - image/png - UI trouble with freeciv-modpack.exe in 2.3.0)
file #13936:  freeciv-modpack-2.3.0-ui-blank.png added by jtn (107kB - image/png - UI trouble with freeciv-modpack.exe in 2.3.0)


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Sun Mar 29 22:54:39 2015cazfiStatusNone=>Wont Fix
      Assigned toNone=>cazfi
    Sat Aug 20 13:02:47 2011jtnAttached File-=>Added freeciv-modpack-2.3.0-ui-hang.png, #13935
      Attached File-=>Added freeciv-modpack-2.3.0-ui-blank.png, #13936
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