[Libreoffice-qa] First results of a survey of bugs reports related to Mac OS X accessibility features

Roman Eisele qalists at eikota.de
Sat Sep 15 09:00:48 PDT 2012

Hi all,

since Tor Lillqvist and Michael Meeks have submitted two important 
patches for
     “Many crashes when accessibility enabled on MacOS X”,
I have began a little survey of all bugs reports related to Mac OS X 
accessibility features. I want to find out which other bugs have been 
fixed by these two commits, and which are still reproducible and 
therefore need more attention to fix them.

(For some general remarks about the special importance of these bugs 
please see my rants:

The survey takes more time than I had expected. But here are some first 
results, which are encouraging -- Tor’s and Michael’s patches have 
really fixed “Many crashes when accessibility enabled on MacOS X” ;-)

1) Bugs which have been fixed by Tor’s and Michael’s patches
(and therefore are correctly marked as duplicates of bug 47368)

* https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=33359
   “LibreOffice not responding after choosing anything in Preferences.”
* https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=44807
   “LO crashes on MAC if is checked “Enable acces for
   assistance devices”
* https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=46981
   “Crashes in preferences menu”
* https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=47015
   “EDITING: table border editing crash”
* https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=50467
   “FORMATTING: Crash on Mac when adding border to a cell.
   Relates to bug 48329”
* https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=51712
   “Crash Performing @selector(showPreferences:) from sender NSMenuItem”
* https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52147
   “LibreOffice hangs as soon as any page in Preferences is selected.”
* https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=53221
   “Writer crashes when double click on styles or page preview”
* https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=53240
   “EDITING CRASH Insert custom field “x-y” with content “x-y””
* https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=54281
   “cell thickness edge crash”
* https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=54282
   “Changing preferences crashes LO”

2) Bugs which are no longer reproducible in LibO 3.6 and 3.6 (master) 
branches, although it is not clear which commit(s) exactly fixed them
(therefore I have set the status of these bugs to WORKSFORME)

* https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=42014
   “LibreOffice Preferences list change hangs with Moom running in
   Mac OS X Lion”
* https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=44471
   “FORMATTING: Changing character background color causes HANG”

3) Bugs marked afresh as exact duplicates of other bugs
(these bugs don’t need any separate handling anymore)

* https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=40301
   “LibreOffice 3.4.2 with German language pack under OSX Lion 1.7.0
   and 1.7.1 (German) crashes when trying to change settings.”
* https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=42866
   “Fondo de carácter sin relleno cierra aplicación”
* https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52342
   “AutoFilter CRASH”

4) Very unclear bugs, Status set to NEEDINFO

* https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=31919
   “Mac: program beach-balls and then crashes when topic is selected
   within Preferences”
* https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39701
   “LibO 3.4.2 FINAL Crashes because of double clicking in
   Preferences menu”
* https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=47250
   “Writer crashes editing table's properties”

5) Bugs reopened, needing further treatment

* https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=37913
   “LibreOffice crashes frequently when settings-dialog is opened”

In all of these bugs you will find a statement in which I have described 
my test results in detail, especially some exact (!) steps which I have 
used to reproduce the issue (such exact (!) steps are missing from most 
of the reports).

As said above, my survey is not completed yet, and I will give you a 
more detailed analysis when I am done -- especially about the bugs which 
still need action by bugwranglers and/or developers! But right now we 
can say that Tor’s and Michael’s patches have made a big progress -- 
only one bug report has been reopened, and so many others are now closed 
once and forever.

So, many thanks again to Tor and Michael,
and best regards to you all --


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