[texworks] Problem with line mangling

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 23:57:23 CEST 2011

>. Moreover, the line number display is not an
official Qt component

Ok that would rule that approach  out.


On 9 July 2011 04:33, Stefan Löffler <st.loeffler at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 2011-07-08 01:59, Paul A Norman wrote:
>> May be (if not already tried) posting a picture of the line numbers
>> jumbled up, in appropriate Qt forums (even bug reports) asking how the
>> component could ever do that?
>> I'm stepping back from the detail, to propose that the result seen of
>> line numbers jumbled on top of each other be treated as the problem at
>> face value.
>> i.e viewing it as a flaw in the component that that could ever happen at all.
> You can try, but I doubt you'll get much helpful information.
> The problem is not technically in the line number display, IMO. They are
> displayed correctly in so far as they are placed where the corresponding
> line is placed. I think it's really the line that is not placed
> correctly, not initialized correctly, or not put into the right context.
> Anyway, Tw is a fairly complex program, and the Qt developers are most
> likely not familiar with it. Moreover, the line number display is not an
> official Qt component (it is modeled after a Qt tutorial, IIRC, but it's
> not part of Qt itself). Debugging such a bug - especially if it's fickle
> - is a plain nightmare (as you may have gathered from the time this
> issue has remained unresolved). For properly debugging this, we would
> need to find a testcase that makes this reproducible, and then construct
> a minimal example without all the custom additions of Tw (syntax
> highlighting, spell checking, and hook scripts, just to name a few). If
> we had that, reporting a bug might yield a quick reply/fix. Without it,
> I wouldn't get my hopes up.
> Anyway, this doesn't mean it isn't worth a try. Maybe miracles happen
> after all ;).
> Cheers,
> Stefan
> PS: Jonathan has pointed out a potential candidate for a Qt issue
> affecting this - I'll investigate this when I get the necessary
> information...

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