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Bug 1177662 - unreadable text in meld under KDE
Summary: unreadable text in meld under KDE
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: meld
Version: 21
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dominic Hopf
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-12-29 18:05 UTC by Damian Wrobel
Modified: 2015-05-19 19:25 UTC (History)
18 users (show)

Fixed In Version: meld-3.12.3-1.fc21
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-02-03 12:03:18 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
meld screenshot (deleted)
2014-12-29 18:05 UTC, Damian Wrobel
no flags Details
meld-3.13-screenshot (deleted)
2014-12-29 19:17 UTC, Damian Wrobel
no flags Details

Description Damian Wrobel 2014-12-29 18:05:01 UTC
Created attachment 974134 [details]
meld screenshot

Description of problem:
File comparision in meld is unreadable under KDE (see attached screenshot).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ rpm -qv meld

kde: 4.14.3 (fully updated to updates-testing as of now).

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce (just to be sure we're using defaults):
1. Create a new user 'kdetest'
2. Login as 'kdetest' using 'KDE Plasma Workspace'
3. launch 'meld' /etc/services /etc/services

Actual results:
Text to compare is unreadable.

Expected results:
Text should be readable.

Additional info:
On F20 there wasn't such an issue.

Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2014-12-29 18:13:07 UTC
Triaging to kde-workspace for now, though this is more likely a change in meld (kde differences between f20 and f21 are very minor)

Comment 2 Damian Wrobel 2014-12-29 18:19:14 UTC
Seems to similar to bug #1118898.

Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2014-12-29 18:31:58 UTC
I would argue this is a meld bug, it seems to unconditionally use a black background for unchanged text, regardless of active color scheme (which obviously can lead to problems if text contrast vs. this hard-coded black is too low)


Comment 4 Damian Wrobel 2014-12-29 19:17:24 UTC
Created attachment 974157 [details]

I followed [1] and have cloned the latest meld sources and the issue seems to be fixed (git: 936b6ab).


Comment 5 Pavel Alexeev 2015-01-12 15:40:53 UTC
I also could reproduce it and it is very annoying (unchanged text is not visible at all).

Possibly it is introduced by:

I also tried and commenting lines:
            "MeldSourceView { background-color: rgba(0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0); } "
            "MeldSourceView:selected { background-color: %s; } " % color)
in /usr/bin/meld solve problem for me.

I've attach screenshot how it looks by default.

Comment 6 Damian Wrobel 2015-01-13 16:41:11 UTC
Please try to use the 3.13 [2] version from koji.


Comment 7 Bruce-Robert Pocock 2015-01-19 21:40:16 UTC
+1 on fix:

Same thing occurring in stock Gnome-3 desktop as well. (Upgraded system from ƒ20, not clean install, however.) Identical presentation (solid black outside of diff regions; text visible when highlighted). Koji build meld.noarch 0:3.13.0-1.fc22 → works fine.

Comment 8 2015-01-23 11:58:52 UTC
This is fixed in upstream meld 3.12.3.  Any chance of pushing out an update?

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2015-01-23 16:59:17 UTC
meld-3.12.3-1.fc21 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 21.

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2015-01-26 02:31:51 UTC
Package meld-3.12.3-1.fc21:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 21 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing meld-3.12.3-1.fc21'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2015-02-03 12:03:18 UTC
meld-3.12.3-1.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 12 Pavel Alexeev 2015-05-19 19:25:04 UTC
Thank you very much. And very sorry for late response.

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