[Lazarus] Bug 0011564 and next release 0.9.26 ?
lazarus at mfriebe.de
Mon Sep 1 15:35:16 CEST 2008
Just to draw some attention to it, as I don't know if it was noticed.
I wouldn't normally do this (drawing attention), but in this case I make
the exception, because it is a crashing bug, and I therefore believe it
should be fixed in 0.9.26.
I know it is "only" a crash while closing Lazarus. It is still annoying,
if you have console output and for example mem-leak checking. This leads
to large time-consuming log dumps to the console, and costs time on
I have attached (to the bug) a patch that fixes the issue. If you choose
to apply it, you may (if you want) leave the bug open, or create a child.
This is the patch deals with the current situation. But in future
existing providers may be re-used (as they can be passed in as argument)
and the danger of the bug re-occurring may exist.
A full solution would require both objects to notify each other of their
destruction, so all references can be cleared in time . This requires an
extension of the interface. And this is not likely to happen for 0.9.26
The current fix is still correct, and should be applied, even with the
"full solution". The current code also "leaks" provider objects (they
only are destroyed on closing Lazarus). By changing the owner of them
they are now destroyed together with the Html object.
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