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Re: Gorm can edit which types of files ?


From: Daniel Santos
Subject: Re: Gorm can edit which types of files ?
Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2017 22:28:00 +0000

The gorm problem occurred in the AccountView.nib in the Account Bundle
I am using the latest release of gorm (1.2.23)

Thanks for your help

> On 28 Dec 2017, at 22:01, Riccardo Mottola <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> Hi Daniel,
> 
> Daniel Santos wrote:
>> Hi Riccardo,
>> 
>> I was able to read your email, so you fixed it.
>> What led me to Gorm and opening the GNUMail nibs in it, was that in my 
>> debian 9 VM (that I use to build and run gnustep), I bumped into a problem. 
>> When I open the preferences dialog and in the accounts section I press 
>> either the Add or Edit buttons, they stay pressed and no new window appears.
> 
> This is usually indicating that an exception or other issue happens on the 
> action of the button, a stacktrace helps, but also running in a debugger with 
> a breakpoint in [NSException raise] and trying to understand what is 
> happening.
> 
>> So my first approach was to open the NIB file in Gorm and see which 
>> target/method was linked to the buttons.
>> Then I noticed that I could not select anything inside the panel. I wanted 
>> to select the button but no red selection dots appeared and the inspector 
>> didn't update to reflect the component I was selecting. Then I tried opening 
>> a gorm file and selection of components works for those files.
>> 
> 
> As I was trying to explain you, you should look in the code and/or gorm files 
> for GNUstep in 99% of the case.
> However, the NIB files should be equivalent, so as a reference you can do 
> that.
> In this case your issue is more Gorm related and we need to know which 
> file(s) you have an issue with Gorm.
> 
> Do you happen to open a "view" instead of a "window" in the form file? I just 
> tried that and get issues. Views have always been a little tricky, but maybe 
> Gregory can reproduce that and fix it.
> 
>> As I understand, the GNUMail application is developed in Macs and then 
>> compiled for Linux, right ?
> 
> As I tried to explain it with a little bit of history, it was developed by 
> Collaboration World by Ludovic, first on GNUstep then ported to Mac and the 
> Interface code differs a little, but should function the same.
> 
> Currently it is being debugged as much as possible by me and sometimes a few 
> others and both GNUstep and Mac are equally maintained. I am trying to fix 
> bugs and close the gap between Mac and GNUstep. I also try to enhance it 
> portability to different Mac versions, different GNUstep platforms, etc. So 
> the two environments are treated with equal dignity. Mac is useful because it 
> usually behaves a little better and may help as a comparison against GNUstep 
> when seeking for a bug.
> Also, I do it just because :)
> 
> Riccardo
> 




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