[jitsi-users] Jitsi application hangs when switching keyboard layouts


#1

Hey Jitsi team!

Thank you for your great communication software!

Unfortunately, I am experiencing the same freeze problem when I switch
keyboard layouts that has been reported before on the following occasions:

http://lists.jitsi.org/pipermail/users/2014-February/006595.html

http://lists.jitsi.org/pipermail/users/2014-February/006597.html

http://lists.jitsi.org/pipermail/users/2014-February/006641.html

http://lists.jitsi.org/pipermail/users/2014-March/006862.html

http://lists.jitsi.org/pipermail/dev/2013-July/017747.html

http://lists.jitsi.org/pipermail/dev/2013-July/017766.html

Every time a keyboard layout switching is being performed (Left Alt +
Shift), the Jitsi application hangs (not responding) and needs to be
terminated in Task Manager and started anew. This problem occurs regardless
of whether keyboard layout switching is performed in a contact's chat
window or in Jitsi's main window. Selecting a different change key sequence
(Ctrl + Shift, or Grave Accent) from "Region and Language" settings in
Windows Control Panel does not resolve the problem, and neither does
switching the keyboard layout from the Language Bar using the mouse.

The operating system is an up-to-date 32-bit Windows 7 SP1 with default
language support (no additional language support software installed). The
same problem is also experienced with Jitsi installed in a VM under Windows
XP SP3 (32-bit) on the same host machine. Both 2.4 stable and latest
nightly (2.5.5228) versions of Jitsi are affected by the problem.

It is quite frustrating, because I am used to switching keyboard layouts
constantly between english language (latin charset) and bulgarian language
(cyrillic charset), and even though I am aware of this problem and try to
avoid switching layouts, I frequently end up hanging the application by a
force of habit. I would appeciate it very much if you can investigate
further into this problem and if there is something I can help with, please
let me know. Thank you in advance!

Best regards,

Yavor M.


#2

Hey Yavor,

Hey Jitsi team!

Thank you for your great communication software!

Thanks for your kind words!

Unfortunately, I am experiencing the same freeze problem when I switch
keyboard layouts that has been reported before on the following occasions:

http://lists.jitsi.org/pipermail/users/2014-February/006595.html

http://lists.jitsi.org/pipermail/users/2014-February/006597.html

http://lists.jitsi.org/pipermail/users/2014-February/006641.html

http://lists.jitsi.org/pipermail/users/2014-March/006862.html

http://lists.jitsi.org/pipermail/dev/2013-July/017747.html

http://lists.jitsi.org/pipermail/dev/2013-July/017766.html

Every time a keyboard layout switching is being performed (Left Alt +
Shift), the Jitsi application hangs (not responding) and needs to be
terminated in Task Manager and started anew. This problem occurs
regardless of whether keyboard layout switching is performed in a
contact's chat window or in Jitsi's main window. Selecting a different
change key sequence (Ctrl + Shift, or Grave Accent) from "Region and
Language" settings in Windows Control Panel does not resolve the
problem, and neither does switching the keyboard layout from the
Language Bar using the mouse.

The operating system is an up-to-date 32-bit Windows 7 SP1 with default
language support (no additional language support software installed).
The same problem is also experienced with Jitsi installed in a VM under
Windows XP SP3 (32-bit) on the same host machine. Both 2.4 stable and
latest nightly (2.5.5228) versions of Jitsi are affected by the problem.

It is quite frustrating, because I am used to switching keyboard layouts
constantly between english language (latin charset) and bulgarian
language (cyrillic charset), and even though I am aware of this problem
and try to avoid switching layouts, I frequently end up hanging the
application by a force of habit. I would appeciate it very much if you
can investigate further into this problem and if there is something I
can help with, please let me know. Thank you in advance!

Thanks for the exhaustive report!

I agree that this needs to be investigated and patched. Anyone willing to do this?

Emil

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#3

Hi!

I tried to run Jitsi under JSwat debugger, but apparently never got it
to work. If there is another Jitsi running, it correctly focuses its
window and asks me to use --multiple option, otherwise (if this is a
single instance, or I supply --multiple) it just sits there, with
net.java.sip.communicator.util.launchutils.SipCommunicatorLock$LockServer thread
running.

Maybe we should forward the original issue with layouts to the dev
mailing list, so a proper triage can be done.

For me, Jitsi hangs on keyboard layout switching under Windows XP SP2&3,
Russian and English versions.

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Best regards,
Ivan


#4

Hey Ivan,

Hi!

I tried to run Jitsi under JSwat debugger, but apparently never got it
to work. If there is another Jitsi running, it correctly focuses its
window and asks me to use --multiple option, otherwise (if this is a
single instance, or I supply --multiple) it just sits there, with
net.java.sip.communicator.util.launchutils.SipCommunicatorLock$LockServer thread
running.

Maybe we should forward the original issue with layouts to the dev
mailing list, so a proper triage can be done.

All Jitsi developers are also subscribed here so this won't be necessary.

For me, Jitsi hangs on keyboard layout switching under Windows XP SP2&3,
Russian and English versions.

Well, as I already mentioned, this is indeed a problem that we've
heard of and that I personally consider worth fixing. So far however,
no developers have expressed interest to look into it. If someone out
there would like to do so, please let yourselves known!

Emil

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On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 9:50 PM, Ivan Krylov <krylov.r00t@gmail.com> wrote:

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