Updated openmotif packages that fix several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The openmotif packages include the Motif shared libraries needed to run applications which are dynamically linked against Motif, as well as MWM, the Motif Window Manager.
- BZ#869782, BZ#953938
- Prior to this update, the size set in the GeometryManager() function based on the XmFormConstraint "preferred_width" field was not updated when the label was changed and still contained the previous label length. Consequently, if the label text was modified while the window was smaller than the actual label width, the resulting size was incorrectly computed and the label text truncated. With this update, the values are updated and the fault no longer occurs in the described scenario.
- Previously, when the Motif Window Manager, or MWM, was used as the window manager and the Mwm*freezeOnConfig and Mwm*moveOpaque options were set to "False", only icons appeared while moving a window anywhere on the screen, and no frame border was drawn. Consequently, users were having problems navigating the applications on their touch screen monitors. A patch has been provided to fix this bug, and windows are now displayed correctly when being moved anywhere on the screen.
- Due to a bug in the underlying source code, an attempt to use the XmEXTENDED_SELECT policy could cause the Motif libraries to terminate unexpectedly with a segmentation fault. This update applies a patch to fix this bug and Motif no longer crashes in the described scenario.
Users of openmotif are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.