Bug#665779: Window corner re-size events ignored by SDL

Andrew Caudwell acaudwell at gmail.com
Sun Mar 25 23:45:20 UTC 2012

Package: libsdl1.2debian
Version: 1.2.15-2
Severity: important

SDL 1.2.15 contains a rather nasty bug with window resizing reported here:


If the user attempts to re-size the SDL application window at the
corner, that event and all subsequent re-size events are ignored,
resulting in the window area not matching the area drawn to by the

I recently implemented window resizing in my SDL application Gource
only to discover this feature no longer works due to this bug, so I am
keen to see this fixed before I do another release.

As documented on the above report the issue was introduced by this commit:


This change was intended to fix an earlier less serious /
un-reproduced re-size bug (
http://bugzilla.libsdl.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1049 ) though its effect
has been to completely break it.

I wonder if perhaps we could get a patch added to the debian package
reverting this commit as it may take a long time to filter through in
a release from upstream.


Andrew Caudwell
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