jabref gui problems with openjdk

Bug #324882 reported by Peter Hansen on 2009-02-03
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
jabref (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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openjdk-6 (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: jabref

1) system release: ubuntu 8.10
2) package version: jabref 2.3.1-5ubuntu1

The jabref GUI looks as illustrated by the attached graphics file. All fields are sort of overlapping causing the interface to be more difficult to read and use.
When running a "jar" version of this program with openjdk on ubuntu the problem is the same.
When running a "jar" version of this program with sun java 6 on ubuntu the GUI looks correct.

On Tue, 03 Feb 2009 15:21:53 -0000, Peter Hansen wrote:

> The jabref GUI looks as illustrated by the attached graphics file.
> All fields are sort of overlapping causing the interface to be more
> difficult to read and use.

Doesn't look good.

> When running a "jar" version of this program with openjdk on ubuntu
> the problem is the same.
> When running a "jar" version of this program with sun java 6 on
> ubuntu the GUI looks correct.

Thanks for the report.
Which version of openjdk did you try with? If I'm not mistaken Ubuntu
has openjdk6 and openjdk7.

I can't reproduce this bug (on Debian unstable) with openjdk6 (and
there is no openjdk7 in Debian) ...

Cheers,
gregor, maintainer of jabref in Debian

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Peter Hansen (peterih) wrote :

I used openjdk 6, which I believe is the standard version on ubuntu.

I tried running jabref from a Sidux box, which is similar to a debian
unstable, and there no problem with that system. So, maybe we should
look for the problem in the ubuntu version of openjdk.

/Peter

On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 11:00, gregor herrmann
<email address hidden> wrote:
> On Tue, 03 Feb 2009 15:21:53 -0000, Peter Hansen wrote:
>
>> The jabref GUI looks as illustrated by the attached graphics file.
>> All fields are sort of overlapping causing the interface to be more
>> difficult to read and use.
>
> Doesn't look good.
>
>> When running a "jar" version of this program with openjdk on ubuntu
>> the problem is the same.
>> When running a "jar" version of this program with sun java 6 on
>> ubuntu the GUI looks correct.
>
> Thanks for the report.
> Which version of openjdk did you try with? If I'm not mistaken Ubuntu
> has openjdk6 and openjdk7.
>
> I can't reproduce this bug (on Debian unstable) with openjdk6 (and
> there is no openjdk7 in Debian) ...
>
>
> Cheers,
> gregor, maintainer of jabref in Debian
>
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> Status in "jabref" source package in Ubuntu: New
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: jabref
>
> 1) system release: ubuntu 8.10
> 2) package version: jabref 2.3.1-5ubuntu1
>
> The jabref GUI looks as illustrated by the attached graphics file. All fields are sort of overlapping causing the interface to be more difficult to read and use.
> When running a "jar" version of this program with openjdk on ubuntu the problem is the same.
> When running a "jar" version of this program with sun java 6 on ubuntu the GUI looks correct.
>

gregor herrmann (gregoa) wrote :

On Tue, 03 Feb 2009 16:25:16 -0000, Peter Hansen wrote:

> I used openjdk 6, which I believe is the standard version on ubuntu.
> I tried running jabref from a Sidux box, which is similar to a debian
> unstable, and there no problem with that system.

Thanks for checking!

> So, maybe we should
> look for the problem in the ubuntu version of openjdk.

Yeah, that's my suspicion, too.

I've set the "Also affects distribution ..." stuff in Launchpad to
Ubuntu/openjdk-6 (I hope that's the right thing to do :))

Cheers,
gregor
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Matthias Klose (doko) wrote :

seen on both Debian unstable and Ubuntu jaunty.
Is this seen with sun-java6 as well?

Changed in openjdk-6 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged

On Mon, 16 Mar 2009 13:34:21 -0000, Matthias Klose wrote:

> seen on both Debian unstable and Ubuntu jaunty.

Hm, I still don't (really) see it on Debian unstable; have you done
anything special to reproduce it?

> Is this seen with sun-java6 as well?

What I've done now is to start JabRef with both openjdk-6 and
sun-java-6; cf. attached screenshot:
- the left instance, in the background, is with sun java
- the right one, in the foreground, is with openjdk

With openjdk the fonts are larger (like "zoomed in"); don't know if
this helps.

Cheers,
gregor

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MoMaT (momat) wrote :

I'm confirming this on a clean installation of Jaunty with openjdk-6. It seems to be a problem with the text padding as the tabs and form labels below the bibliography list are also affected.

Peter Hansen (peterih) wrote :

There was an openjdk update for Jaunty this morning which seems to have fixed the issue I reported back on Feb 3. Can the rest of you confirm this?

George (gnwiii) wrote :

Jabref seems to be working with the updated openjdk, but hdf-java-2.5p2 hdfview is not:

# A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment:
#
# SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0x00007f7d94884225, pid=25250, tid=140175883835728
#
# Java VM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (14.0-b08 mixed mode linux-amd64 )
# Distribution: Ubuntu 9.04, package 6b14-1.4.1-0ubuntu10
# Problematic frame:
# C [libc.so.6+0x7a225] cfree+0x25

MoMaT (momat) wrote :

I'm confirming taht after the openjdk-6 upgrade the text in the bibliography list is no longer truncated. However, the tabs and form labels below that list still have an excessive padding (but this doesn't make them unreadable, just ugly).

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in jabref (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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