Hi, I've been trying to upgrade my workplaces ruby version from 1.8.6 to 2.1, and one of our most important projects is done in Gtk2. I finally have the gtk2 (2.2.5-x86-mingw32) installed properly in windows on ruby 2.1, but the code behavior is all wrong. I first thought it was just some small api changes, but I think now its a serious bug. I've made a small program to demonstrate. ----- require 'gtk2' window = Gtk::Window.new() window.set_default_size(200, 200) window.signal_connect("destroy") do Gtk.main_quit end a = Gtk::VBox.new() a.pack_start(Gtk::TextView.new()) a.pack_start(Gtk::Button.new()) a.pack_start(Gtk::TextView.new()) window.add(a) window.show_all() Gtk.main() ----- If I click on any of the TextViews or the button, the focus gets stuck on that widget and I can't click on any of the other widgets via mouse. I have no idea why it would do that. If anybody happens to have a clue on how to fix this I would really appreciate it! Otherwise I'll have to give up on the upgrade and run everything on ruby 1.8.6 until the end of time... Edit: Forgot to mention, I tried going back to the 2.1.0 gem and had the same problem. Any further back and the gem's don't seem compatible with ruby 2.1.
on 2015-05-06 19:55
on 2015-05-11 20:24
I did a bit more digging, trying different versions of GTK sans ruby (running gtk-demo.exe) to see if I would have the same problem. It works fine until GTK 2.18, where it has the same problem as my ruby code (GTK 2.16 works fine). Hmm, I'll keep thinking about this.
on 2015-05-11 21:49
In GTK 2.18, setting the environment variable GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS fixes it as well, but that doesn't seem to work in later versions or the ruby gem.
on 2015-05-12 00:10
Man, I want to pull my hair out. I can't find anyone else having the same problems with GTK & Windows 8, so its probably something weird with my system. :( Oh well.
on 2015-05-12 01:03
Problem solved. I ran windows update and now everything magically works. Guess it was a bug in windows. :)