Eeschema crashing extraordinarily frequently

Bug #1835907 reported by Ron Burkey on 2019-07-09
This bug affects 1 person
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Jeff Young

Bug Description

Recently, eeschema has been spontaneously crashing very frequently. Yesterday it crashed for me perhaps two dozen times. I've not reported it because I couldn't reproduce it. However, I found a reproducible case this morning, using the current nightly.

What you see in the linked video ( is me beginning a net-highlight operation, then deciding instead to do a place-component operation. (Notice that even though I click the place-component button, eeschema still remains in net-highlight mode.) I then click the net-highlight button again, but eeschema (and kicad as well) crash. This seems to happen almost every time I try that particular combination of operations, but there are other combinations (which I can't presently identify) that have the same effect.

For what it's worth, here's a zipfile containing the schematic I am working on in the video: The video is of the top-level sheet, module.sch. It may or may not be relevant that this schematic has a bitmap image in the background template, which I'm using to position objects during placement. Another perhaps-novel feature is that the sheet itself also has a small bitmap image (a logo) that's not visible in the video.

Application: Eeschema
Version: 6.0.0-unknown-3a8f32c~86~ubuntu16.04.1, release build
    wxWidgets 3.0.2
    libcurl/7.47.0 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.11 libidn/1.32 librtmp/2.3
Platform: Linux 4.4.0-53-generic x86_64, 64 bit, Little endian, wxGTK
Build Info:
    wxWidgets: 3.0.2 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8) GTK+ 2.24
    Boost: 1.58.0
    OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.8.0
    Curl: 7.47.0
    Compiler: GCC 5.4.0 with C++ ABI 1009

Build settings:

Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2019-07-09
Changed in kicad:
assignee: nobody → Jeff Young (jeyjey)
status: New → In Progress
Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2019-07-09
Changed in kicad:
importance: Undecided → Critical
milestone: none → 6.0.0-rc1
KiCad Janitor (kicad-janitor) wrote :

Fixed in revision 36f1d023f016f105eaf0eeadc231aa78e5034c31

Changed in kicad:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
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