[GRASS5] backingstore and v.digit

Eric G . Miller egm2 at jps.net
Wed Feb 14 02:47:34 EST 2001

On Tue, Feb 13, 2001 at 04:09:33PM +0000, Markus Neteler wrote:
> Hi again,
> small drawback concerning the backingstore: while the "common"
> GRASS monitor does backingstore well now, it's not yet done in
> v.digit if the menu text window hides the monitor.
> I would like to help but have no idea how to do that. 

Okay, I have a fix for multiple monitors syndrome, and I think I've
isolated the backingstore problem for long running processes (it wasn't
where I thought).  I've been unable to use the CVS all night (connection
refused) -- don't know if others are having problems (might be on my

For the BackingStore thing, it looks like the problem is in calls like
Get_location_with_pointer() and such, as these functions seem to use
blocking calls.  I did a little experiment, and it bears out this
conclusion (debugging is a pain with detached processes...).  Anyway,
I'll try to work up a solution (the test fix I did sucks CPU cycles...).

Eric G. Miller <egm2 at jps.net>

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