Motif VAXDWMW02_U3012 VAX Motif V1.2-3 Worldwide Support ECO Summary
TITLE: Motif VAXDWMW02_U3012 VAX Motif V1.2-3 Worldwide Support ECO Summary
Modification Date: 06-JAN-99
Modification Type: DOCUMENTATION: Editorial Modification
Moved Kit from Motif Directory to
DECwindows_Motif Directory on the FTP Site
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can be used to install the ECO.
Copyright (c) Digital Equipment Corporation 1996, 1998. All rights reserved.
PRODUCTS: DECwindows Motif[R] V1.2-3 OpenVMS User Interface/Cesky
DECwindows Motif[R] V1.2-3 OpenVMS User Interface/Magyar
DECwindows Motif[R] V1.2-3 OpenVMS User Interface/Polski
DECwindows Motif[R] V1.2-3 OpenVMS User Interface/Russkij
DECwindows Motif[R] V1.2-3 OpenVMS User Interface/Slovensky
DECwindows Motif[R]/Hangul V1.2-3 for OpenVMS
DECwindows Motif[R]/Hanyu V1.2-3 for OpenVMS VAX
DECwindows Motif[R]/Hanzi V1.2-3 for OpenVMS VAX
DECwindows Motif[R]/Hebrew V1.2-3 for OpenVMS VAX
DECwindows Motif[R]/Japanese V1.2-3 for OpenVMS VAX
DECwindows Motif[R]/Thai V1.2-3 for OpenVMS VAX
Xm Library 1.2.3
DXm Library 1.2.3
Xt Intrinsics Library R5
OP/SYS: OpenVMS VAX V5.5-2 and Higher
SOURCE: Digital Equipment Corporation
ECO Kit Name: VAXDWMW02_U3012
ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit: VAXDWMW01_U3012
ECO Kit Approximate Size: 18,396 Blocks
Kit Applies To: DECwindows Motif V1.2-3
System/Cluster Reboot Necessary: No
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE DWMW02_U3012 AND MOTF08_U3012 KITS:
The DWMW02_U3012 kits (VAXDWMW02_U3012 and ALPDWMW02_U3012) contain
only a subset of the bug fixes in the MOTF08_U3012 kits
(VAXMOTF08_U3012 and ALPMOTF08_U3012). DWMW01_U3012 includes the same
bug fixes as MOTF08_U3012 for Xlib, the Xt, Xm, Mrm and DXm toolkits
and DECW$LOGINOUT.EXE, and it includes Year 2000 fixes for several
applications. MOTF08_U3012 should only be installed on systems that
are not running the DECwindows Motif V1.2-3 Worldwide Support kit, and
DWMW02_U3012 should only be installed on systems that are running the
DECwindows Motif V1.2-3 Worldwide Support kit.
The Worldwide Support kit is part of the following DECwindows Motif
language variants, so users of these language variants should install
Users of the following language variants, as well as U.S./English
users, should install MOTF08_U3012:
Installing DWMW02_U3012 on a U.S. system or installing MOTF08_U3012 on
a Worldwide system can result in some serious problems. The V1.2-3
variants listed above) consist of the V1.2-3 libraries and V1.2
applications. The V1.2-3 applications have not been tested in the
worldwide environment and may not work correctly. One known problem
is that DECterm wont start due to the presence of the image
DECW$DXMAIMSHR.EXE (the Asian Input Method). Since MOTF08_U3012
installs V1.2-3 applications on the system disk, installing
MOTF08_U3012 on a system running the V1.2-3 Worldwide Support kit
(i.e. with an Asian or East European language) results in an
unsupported configuration which may not work correctly. That is why
Engineering is providing the DWMW02_U3012 patch kit: it allows
DECwindows Motif Worldwide customers to install the Xlib and toolkit
images from MOTF08_U3012 (plus additional internationalization and
Year 2000 fixes) without also installing the MOTF08_U3012 applications
and programming support files.
DWMW02_U3012 also includes the DECW$LOGINOUT.EXE image from
MOTF08_U3012 in order to allow users to log in on OpenVMS V7.1
systems. Since V7.1 was an unreleased version of OpenVMS at the time
the DWMW01_U3012 and MOTF07_U3012 kits were released the login fix is
mentioned in the kits submission forms but not in the cover letters or
ECO KIT SUMMARY:
An ECO kit exists for DECwindows Motif V1.2-3. This kit addresses the
Problems Addressed in the VAXDWMW02_U3012 Kit:
NOTE: The problems will be fixed in the next release of DECwindows
Motif after V1.2-4.
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-4, DECW$CALENDAR currently accepts a
two digit year in its interchange format. However, the two
digit year will not work in the year 2000 and beyond. This
problem is corrected in the remedial kit by interpreting two
digit years as being in the range 1970-2069.
DECW$CALENDAR always use a four digit year when writing in the
interchange format. Two digit years can only arise if
interfacing Calendar with other programs.
o Starting in the year 2000, Calendar will display the year
incorrectly when using DEClinks (previously known as
LinkWorks). For example, the year 2000 will be displayed
Print Screen Problems:
o When DECW$PRINTSCREEN generates a PostScript file it writes
introductory comments to this file. After the end of 1999, the
date written to the file will be wrong. For example, the year
2000 would be output as "19100".
o When DECW$PAINT generates a PostScript file it writes
introductory comments to this file. After the end of 1999,
the date written to the file will be wrong. For example,
the year 2000 would be output as "19100".
CDA Viewer Problems:
o When converting DTIF files to DDIF and the current year is
2000 or later, the year is written incorrectly to the DDIF
file. The first two digits of the year are always written
DXM Library Problems:
o Creating a grey-scale colormix widget would cause an ACCVIO.
o Using the help widget, the visit topic option would always
display a window with left to right text display. The text
direction should have been inherited from the help widget.
o With the DXmCSText widget, replacement of text could fail and
sound the bell instead. The problem would occur if the text
field was at the maximum length and some of it had been
selected for replacement.
o If parts of the print widget were suppressed the display would
be poorly formatted and unusable.
o Using the CtrlosfDown and CtrlosfUp keys to move up
or down an Svn widget display would not leave the location
correctly defined. This could cause various errors when an
operation was subsequently executed.
XM Library Problems:
o With a vertical scale widget the position of the slider can be
miscalculated and displayed below the end of the scale. The
problem occurs only when the label is long or uses a large
o Various problems could be observed when using drag and drop
between windows on different screens of a multi-headed
configuration. These problems would occur when the root
window or color maps were configured differently on the two
o Use of pixmaps could result in memory leaks within a client
o If the orientation of a scrollbar widget was changed, the
thickness of it was not recalculated. Since the thickness can
depend upon the orientation, the scrollbar would be incorrectly
o When a text widget is destroyed, there is a small, unavoidable,
memory leak in the client application.
o XmStringGetCurrentCharSet used a default locale found by
translating the logical name "XNL$LANG". Everywhere else in
DECwindows Motif 1.2-3, the default locale is found by
translating the logical name "LANG". The remedial kit uses
"LANG" for the default locale.
o If a scrolled window is created and the text direction for the
window is changed then the vertical scrollbar should be moved
to the other side of the window. This was not happening.
Problems Addressed in the VAXDWMW01_U3012 Kit:
NOTE: These problems will be fixed in the next release of DECwindows
Motif after V1.2-3.
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, the DECW$LOGIN.LOG file does not include
the DECwindows version number, the date and time that the log file
was created, the error status returned from an XOpenDisplay failure,
or a message stating that the display was successfully opened. This
additional information is written to DECW$LOGIN.LOG in the remedial
kit. The DECW$LOGIN.LOG file can be created by adding the following
global symbol definition to SYS$MANAGER:DECW$PRIVATE_APPS_SETUP.COM
and then restarting DECwindows:
$ DECW$LOGINLOG == "SYS$MANAGER:DECW$LOGIN.LOG"
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, misleading error messages can be written
to DECW$LOGIN.LOG after an exception. For example, after the user
enters a bad password the following error messages are written to
User authorization failure
error detected: non-translatable VMS error code: 0x186D4, VMS message:
%RMS-F-SYN, file specification syntax error
The "file specification syntax error" message has nothing to do with
the actual problem, which is a user authorization failure.
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, remote logins often fail when the server
and client are running different versions of OpenVMS, and if the
DECW$LOGIN.LOG file is enabled the error message "[_XDispatchEvent -
entered in reply state]" is written to the log file. For example,
the remote login will fail if the client system is an Alpha system
running DECwindows Motif V1.2-3 and OpenVMS Alpha V6.1 and the X11
display server is a VAXstation running OpenVMS VAX V6.1, but it
would succeed if the client system were running OpenVMS Alpha V1.5.
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, there is a problem with "detached login
failure" being periodically broadcast to the console after an
unsuccessful login attempt. This is because the DECW$LOGINOUT
process is restarting after it exits, even if the NORESTART flag is
set in the WSA device, and because WSA devices are not being
deleted. After the kit is installed, DECW$LOGINOUT will not restart
if the NORESTART flag is set, and it will delete WSA devices when
they are no longer needed. To prevent DECW$LOGINOUT from deleting
its WSA device before exiting, define the logical name
DECW$LOGIN_PRESERVE_WSA in LNM$SYSTEM_TABLE with a value of TRUE.
Xm Library 1.2.3 Problems:
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, the XmText and XmScrolledText widgets
highlight the wrong area of text when the mouse is dragged inside
the text widget in the Japanese locale. When a mouse button is
clicked, the insertion point is set at the wrong place.
o In previous versions of DECwindows Motif, a user could activate an
option menu using either the mouse or the keyboard "space" bar and
then to select one of the options by using either the mouse or the
keyboard. In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, if the option menu is
activated with the keyboard, the user cannot select an option using
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, applications can crash when managing and
unmanaging nested dialog shells.
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, a Motif application will terminate with
an access violation if its _MOTIF_DRAG_WINDOW is deleted. In the
reported case, the login box failed to come up because a server
problem caused this window to be deleted.
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, under various conditions, it is possible
to get incorrect behavior during Drag and Drop operations on
multi-headed workstations. This behavior includes incorrect cursor
being displayed, popup indicators shown on the wrong screen, locking
the X server, and corrupted drag cursors.
It is also possible to get the following error messages:
X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
Major opcode of failed request: 72 (X_PutImage)
X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
Major opcode of failed request: 62 (X_CopyArea)
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, there is a memory leak when hashing into
an occupied space.
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, the File Selection Box (FileSB) widget
does not return the correct filename when pathMode is set to
XmPATH_MODE_RELATIVE and the user enters a directory name without
pressing the Apply button.
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, a Scrolled List widget's width is not
properly adjusted when it is unmanaged using XtSetArg and
XtSetValues, and then managing it again. If two Scrolled Lists are
created and unmanaged, then resized by calling XtSetArg and one of
them is managed again, the changed size is not reflected.
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, when the XmNforeground resource of
either the XmText or XmTextField widget is toggled rapidly between
two colors, a memory leak occurs.
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, under certain circumstances, two buttons
in a Radio Box widget or gadget can be displayed in a depressed
state at the same time.
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, there are two leaks in the List
widget. In the first, using CopyItems() twice leaks memory
because, on the second call, data is really being copied internally.
In the second, the List widget's destroy method failed to remove the
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, it is not possible to use the return key
to open an entry in the SVN widget, such as in Bookreader and in
DECwindows Mail. This is inconsistent with previous versions of
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, DXmActivateWidget fails on pushbuttons
in a menu. The application displays the following error message:
X Toolkit Error: Couldn't find per display information
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3 there is a memory leak in the
cvtXmStringToText() function in the Xm library.
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, the X server leaks memory due to the Xm
library not freeing pixmaps and because of caching problems in the
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, there was a dramatic performance
degradation when managing complex widget hierarchies, compared with
previous versions of Motif.
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, pressing TAB in a window with only one
tab group does not set focus to the "home" widget.
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, if an application calls RemoveGrab() to
remove a widget while another widget is being destroyed,
RemoveGrab() does not re-add the widget being destroyed onto the
grab list so that it can later be removed from the grab list correctly.
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, some created windows are insensitive to
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, there is a memory leak in XtSetValues()
for Text widgets.
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, on-the-spot input does not operate
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, there is a problem with the Text widget,
in that its handling of shifting lines up or down causes memory
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, the XmTextField widget leaks memory when
the widget is destroyed.
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, an access violation occurs when an
application program calls XtVaSetVValues() to set the XmNvalue
resource while text is selected in an XmTextField widget.
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, when tearing off menus, the title of the
newly created Dialog Box contains the name of option, followed by
"Tear-off", written in English.
For localized applications, this produces a mixture of native and
English text in the Dialog Box title. For example, after tearing
off the View menu from the French Calendar, the following Dialog Box
title is displayed:
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, the performance of the string parsing in
the XmTextInsert function is very poor for the Japanese and Asian
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, when inserting one character in
overstrike mode in an XmText or XmTextField widget, two characters
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, when attempting to cascade to the right
by dragging the mouse through a series of cascade buttons, the
second cascade button sometimes arms (i.e., becomes depressed)
without posting the next pulldown menu. If the cascades are posted
by a series of MouseButton1 clicks they are posted correctly. The
menu is also posted correctly if the user disarms the cascade by
moving the mouse off of the cascade, and then drags the mouse back
onto the cascade.
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, repeated calls to XmGetPixmap cause a
BadValue error in XCopyPlane when the pixmap is updated as a
background XmNlabelPixmap in a widget.
The error reported is:
X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of
range for operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 63 (X_CopyPlane)
Value in failed request: 0x200
Serial number of failed request: 92
Current serial number in output stream: 93
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, inserting text into an XmText widget
with XmTextInsert does not correctly update the insert cursor
position. The insert cursor position stays at its previous location.
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, when the user holds down mouse button
one (MB1) and drags the pointer through a menu hierarchy, dragging
the pointer into a cascade button then causes the associated submenu
to be pulled down. If an item is selected in that submenu, and the
pointer is dragged through the menu hierarchy with MB1 held down,
the submenu can no longer be pulled down when the pointer enters the
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, horizontal resize of a window forces a
resize of the height of XmFrame children. In the following example,
the widget hierarchy consists of:
XmRowColumn XmRowColumn XmRowColumn
| | |
XmPushButton XmFrame XmFrame
When the mwm resize handle is grabbed and the Form is expanded
horizontally, then the XmFrame (and hence the XmDrawingArea) height
o Several memory leaks in the DECwindows Motif V1.2-3 version of
the Xm toolkit are fixed.
o If an OpenVMS application running under DECwindows Motif V1.2-3
displays a File Selection Box (FSB) to an X11 display server using
the Common Desktop Environment (CDE), the List boxes in the FSB will
display incorrect directory and file names.
o The remedial kit corrects a performance problem in the XmText widget
in DECwindows Motif V1.2-3 when displaying multibyte compound
strings. This problem also results in mixed single and double byte
strings being displayed incorrectly.
DXm Library 1.2.3 Problems:
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, when the help widget is displaying two
topics of the same length, the first topic comes up in a few
seconds. The second topic, however, can take up to two minutes to
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, the SVN widget leaves behind parts of
the highlight frame when it scrolls down past the bottom entry in a
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, when directing the SVN widget to other
than the default screen (that is, if the display is set to screen 0
with the SET DISPLAY command and the application program's command
line directs it to display to screen 0), then the program can fail
with the following error:
X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
Major opcode of failed request: 55 (X_CreateGC)
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, a memory leak occurs when issuing the
following series of routine calls: DXmSvnDisableDisplay followed by
DXmSvnInvalidateEntry followed by DXmSvnEnableDisplay.
Xt Intrinsics Library R5 Problems:
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, there is sometimes a five second delay
in creating dialog boxes because the shell widget's geometry manager
is waiting for an event that is not received.
o colorConvertArgs and screenConvertArg have been added as universal
symbols in DECW$XTLIBSHRR5.EXE in the remedial kit. These data
structures are described in Section 9.6.4 of the book X Window
System Toolkit by Asente and Swick. However, the declarations of
these routines in Intrinsic.h has not been enabled for OpenVMS.
A program that references these data structures will not run
correctly on DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, unless the remedial kit is
installed, because the addresses of the data structures within
DECW$XTLIBSHRR5.EXE have changed. For this reason, programs wishing
to use colorConvertArgs or screenConvertArg should either declare
local copies of these data structures, which are very small and have
well defined contents, or else find their addresses by calling
o _XtperDisplayList has been added as a universal symbol in
DECW$XTLIBSHRR5.EXE in the remedial kit. The symbol is available
for use by third party products but is unsupported and the contents
of this data structure may change in future versions of DECwindows
Motif. Because the location of this data structure within
DECW$XTLIBSHRR5.EXE was different in previous versions of DECwindows
Motif, it should be accessed by calling LIB$FIND_IMAGE_SYMBOL.
o The locale support in DECwindows Motif V1.2-3 is incompatible with
the support in the DEC C Run-Time Library (CRTL), so Xlib is forced
to use its own limited subset of locale routines instead of using
the locale support in the CRTL.
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, when selecting text from a text widget,
e.g. in DECwindows Mail, and pasting it into another application,
eight bit multinational characters are not copied.
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, user defined timeouts are disabled if
XFlush is called after the user has disabled AST recognition.
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, X$GET_WINDOW_PROPERTY does not load the
correct number of bytes into the calling routine's data buffer.
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, XReconfigureWMWindow does not trap
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, if too many displays are opened
XOpenDisplay signals a %XLIB-W-MAXOPENDSP error but returns a
o In DECwindows Motif V1.2-3, there are a number of Non-C bindings (X$
calls) that do not work properly. Many of them can cause an ACCVIO
that is not the fault of the application developer.
The system/cluster does not need to be rebooted after this kit is
installed. However, in order to make use of the fixes within this kit,
the X11 Server must be restarted. This can be accomplished by issuing
the following command after the installation is complete:
$ @SYS$MANAGER:DECW$STARTUP RESTART
Files on this server are as follows: