[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 15889] New: Drosera Fails to Launch

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Wed Nov 7 15:11:14 PST 2007


           Summary: Drosera Fails to Launch
           Product: WebKit
           Version: 525+ (Nightly build)
          Platform: Macintosh PowerPC
        OS/Version: Mac OS X 10.4
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P1
         Component: Drosera
        AssignedTo: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
        ReportedBy: evan_stone at intuit.com

I attempted to launch Drosera on last night's Nightly Build (build number
r27504), and Drosera did not launch - it "bounced" once in the dock and then
nothing. I tested this back a few versions and found the same problem, so I
went back to build r26919, just to see if it was a problem with my system. 

The good news is that r26919 launched properly, so somewhere between r26919 and
r27504 there seems to be a breakage in the launching of the Drosera app. I kept
testing and found that things started to go a little funny around r27021, since
it launched, but then quit after attempting to attach to WebKit. Going back one
more version, r26989, the problem stopped: WebKit launched, Drosera launched,
and I was successfully able to attach without it crashing (I have not tested
debugging with that version yet, since I'm just trying to find one that works,
but I'll attach a  comment if I find anything else that's wonky...).

Here's a summary of the versions I tested and the results:

r27504: Drosera failed to launch.
r27464: Drosera failed to launch.
r27106: Drosera failed to launch.
r27031: Drosera failed to launch. 

NOTE: The interesting thing here is that the versions start failing outright at
the same time that the size of the download doubles... Just thought I'd throw
that observation in - hope it's helpful.


r27021: Drosera launches, shows "Attach" dialog, and after selecting "WebKit"
and clicking "Attach," it immediately crashes with a "DroseraLauncher quit
unexpectedly" dialog. But hey, at least it launched.

r26989: Drosera launches and stays active without crashing.
r26961: Drosera launches and stays active without crashing.
r26919: Drosera launches and stays active without crashing.

Vital Statistics:

* Dual 1.8 GHz PowerMac G5
* Mac OS X 10.4.10
* 2 GB RAM

NOTE: Just for kicks I tried launching r27504 on my 17" MacBook Pro, and while
Drosera launched and _seemed_ to attach correctly, it bombed ("Unexpectedly
quit") after navigating to another page. So it seems that problems are not
isolated to PPC (just a different effect on Intel).

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