Evolution Freezes when you Insert an Emoticon (Smiley Face)

Bug #1010692 reported by Patrick Akridge on 2012-06-08
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gtkhtml4.0 (Ubuntu)
Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre

Bug Description

Evolution becomes unresponsive due to GtkHtml not ungrabbing input; this may also affect other applications. When using HTML editing, changing font color or adding emoticons causes the input to be grabbed and never released.

[Test Case]
1) Open Evolution
2) Compose a new message (Click the "New" button at the left of the toolbar)
3) Switch to HTML mode if necessary using the combo box at the bottom left of the message header.
4) Change font color.

[Regression Potential]
Potential regression scenarios include issues with editing messages as HTML; including how the message will be formatted when received or whether other parts of the message composer UI become unresponsive or don't appear to produce results.

I was writing an Email and I decided to insert an emoticon (smiley face) and instead of inserting the emoticon to where the pointer was, it inserted the emoticon in the beginning of the email and then Evolution COMPLETELY froze. My system was working fine, but Evolution froze and I had to use Terminal to "xkill" the Program, then I restarted the program and it "autosaved" my email with the emoticon.. Some other users may not be as lucky, however..

Please fix this bug...

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: evolution 3.2.3-0ubuntu6
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.39-generic 3.2.16
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Jun 8 16:49:17 2012
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: evolution
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Patrick Akridge (everthingappleshow)
description: updated


It seems it's not actually frozen, because windows respond properly to the signals sent from hitting the [X] window close button at the top; but it's indeed completely impossible to interact with the window until it's killed and started again.

gdb reports nothing unusual, strace just that it's still polling for some GDK events that never come, if my assessment is correct.

I'm assigning this to myself as a reminder to check back on it in a few hours (tomorrow work hours), and because this will need to be brought up with upstream.

Patrick; please don't assign yourself to bugs unless you're planning on working on a fix, which is what this would mean ;) The bug is otherwise already correct, and you're subscribed to it since you're the one who reported it; so you'll get messages for all updates.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: Patrick Akridge (everthingappleshow) → Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (mathieu-tl)
Changed in evolution (Ubuntu Precise):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (mathieu-tl)
Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress

Fixed in Quantal; I uploaded a new gtkhtml with a patch from upstream... Still need the same patch applied as SRU to Precise.

affects: evolution (Ubuntu) → gtkhtml4.0 (Ubuntu)
Changed in gtkhtml4.0 (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
description: updated
Changed in gtkhtml4.0 (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Triaged → In Progress

Uploaded to precise-proposed, waiting in the queue for review by the SRU team.

Changed in gtkhtml4.0 (Ubuntu Precise):
assignee: Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (mathieu-tl) → nobody

Hello Patrick, or anyone else affected,

Accepted into precise-proposed. The package will build now and then be available in the -proposed repository. Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you please change the bug tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not, change the tag to verification-failed. In either case details of your testing will help us make a better decision. Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in gtkhtml4.0 (Ubuntu Precise):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Could somebody verify if that new version fixes the issue?

Stéphane Graber (stgraber) wrote :

SRU works properly.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gtkhtml4.0 - 4.2.2-1ubuntu1.2

gtkhtml4.0 (4.2.2-1ubuntu1.2) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/fix-keybord-mouse-grab.patch: unbreak keyboard and mouse
    grab after using the font color or emoticon buttons when composing messages
    in HTML mode. (LP: #1003884, #1010692)
 -- Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre <email address hidden> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 18:22:48 -0400

Changed in gtkhtml4.0 (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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