look and feel problems on Linux/Ubuntu - JAL-2255

The Database Chooser is unusable on Linux, due to a problem with the
default platform look and feel.
http://issues.jalview.org/browse/JAL-2255

I had a quick play, and can reproduce the problem to some extent by
switching to a different look and feel (I tried seaglass..).

One drastic solution is to drop the chooser dialog, and go back to the
drop-down menu (which is still implemented, but not used by default).

Alternatively, someone with an Ubuntu VM with Jalview dev environment
handy could try :
- an alternate look and feel
- to debug the db chooser layout

Votes and volunteers ?

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Dr JB Procter, Jalview Coordinator, The Barton Group
Division of Computational Biology, School of Life Sciences
University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 5EH, UK.
+44 1382 388734 | www.jalview.org | www.compbio.dundee.ac.uk

… this is now in progress. Metal look and feel seems to behave itself - so the challenge is to get it running on Ubuntu.

Jim

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From: jalview-dev-bounces@jalview.org jalview-dev-bounces@jalview.org on behalf of Jim Procter jprocter@compbio.dundee.ac.uk
Sent: 06 October 2016 14:46:09
To: Jalview Development List
Subject: [Jalview-dev] look and feel problems on Linux/Ubuntu - JAL-2255

The Database Chooser is unusable on Linux, due to a problem with the
default platform look and feel.
http://issues.jalview.org/browse/JAL-2255

I had a quick play, and can reproduce the problem to some extent by
switching to a different look and feel (I tried seaglass…).

One drastic solution is to drop the chooser dialog, and go back to the
drop-down menu (which is still implemented, but not used by default).

Alternatively, someone with an Ubuntu VM with Jalview dev environment
handy could try :

  • an alternate look and feel
  • to debug the db chooser layout

Votes and volunteers ?

Dr JB Procter, Jalview Coordinator, The Barton Group
Division of Computational Biology, School of Life Sciences
University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 5EH, UK.
+44 1382 388734 | www.jalview.org | www.compbio.dundee.ac.uk


Jalview-dev mailing list
Jalview-dev@jalview.org
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The University of Dundee is a registered Scottish Charity, No: SC015096

Tried to start Ubuntu in VirtualBox but got



Result Code:



NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)



Component:



Machine



Interface:



IMachine {480cf695-2d8d-4256-9c7c-cce4184fa048}

and ‘Kernel driver not installed’. Not sure what to do about that.

Tried a couple of alternate Look and Feels (including Seaglass) and got a range of random errors, not sure that sheds any light on the problem.

The log attached to the issue doesn’t seem to have anything relevant to the problem in it.

For want of a better idea, will investigate reverting to the simple chooser (possible preference-dependent) to check if that still works.

mungo

Mungo Carstairs
Jalview Computational Scientist
The Barton Group
Division of Computational Biology
School of Life Sciences
University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, UK.
www.jalview.org
www.compbio.dundee.ac.uk

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From: jalview-dev-bounces@jalview.org jalview-dev-bounces@jalview.org on behalf of Jim Procter jprocter@compbio.dundee.ac.uk
Sent: 06 October 2016 14:46:09
To: Jalview Development List
Subject: [Jalview-dev] look and feel problems on Linux/Ubuntu - JAL-2255

The Database Chooser is unusable on Linux, due to a problem with the
default platform look and feel.
http://issues.jalview.org/browse/JAL-2255

I had a quick play, and can reproduce the problem to some extent by
switching to a different look and feel (I tried seaglass…).

One drastic solution is to drop the chooser dialog, and go back to the
drop-down menu (which is still implemented, but not used by default).

Alternatively, someone with an Ubuntu VM with Jalview dev environment
handy could try :

  • an alternate look and feel
  • to debug the db chooser layout

Votes and volunteers ?

Dr JB Procter, Jalview Coordinator, The Barton Group
Division of Computational Biology, School of Life Sciences
University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 5EH, UK.
+44 1382 388734 | www.jalview.org | www.compbio.dundee.ac.uk


Jalview-dev mailing list
Jalview-dev@jalview.org
http://www.compbio.dundee.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/jalview-dev

The University of Dundee is a registered Scottish Charity, No: SC015096