[Ardour-Users] 3.4 Meterbridge infinite loop

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Wed Sep 11 11:15:54 PDT 2013

On 09/11/2013 04:41 PM, John Rigg wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 03:17:39PM +0100, John Rigg wrote:
>> If I enable the Meterbridge in the Window menu in 3.4-102-gbea5434
>> it appears in the upper left corner of the screen, but it flickers
>> rapidly between two different window sizes and several views. It
>> looks like it's in an infinite loop.
>> Before I report it on Mantis, has anyone else experienced this?
>> I had to compile 3.4 using system libs, as my slow internet connection
>> makes it very difficult to download all the recommended libraries.
>> This is on a Debian 7.1 amd64 system, which uses libgtk2 version 2.24.10.
> Further info. It appears to behave correctly if I open a session with 3 or
> more tracks in addition to the master bus. Opening a session with fewer
> tracks triggers the behaviour. Removing tracks from a larger session also
> triggers it (or sometimes just shows a blank Meterbridge window) as soon as
> the track count gets below three.
> John

Hi John,

Which window-manager do you use?

The meterbridge window tries to set a minimum size and also constrains
the height to factors of 16. -- Not quite sure if that's gdk/gtk and/or
WM related -- I've seen similar things happen on OSX and look into it.


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