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Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] Startup problems due to help
- From: Luke Hart <lukeh@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 10:24:59 +0100
- Subject: Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] Startup problems due to help
Martin Wuerthner wrote:
Since the latest change that enabled the help functionality XaraLX
fails to start up here. After some tracing through the code I noticed
that InitHelpPath insists on finding the directory
/usr/share/xaralx/doc/en, which does not exist here - which is not a
surprise since I cannot see how that should have been created by the
Sorry about that, I hadn't realized that a failure in InitHelpPath would
propagate back and cause the application to bomb out. Fixed in current
head (SVN #1427)
Do we really want the application to refuse to start up just because
it cannot find its help files? We have done fine without them up to
now, so we should really allow the app to start without them.
Even worse, the error message is rather less than helpful: In
non-debug mode, an empty error box is displayed. In debug mode, it
reads "InformGeneral: This error has already been reported". The trace
says "Recursive InformGeneral - Error in error handler! (1)".
So, if we really insist on bombing out just because there is no help
file, we should at least have a proper error message.