Re: [code][textadept] Textadept 10.0 alpha 2 (WIN32)

From: Danny MacMillan <>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:23:11 -0600

I did a little more testing on this.

I was using textadept_NIGHTLY_2018-03-15.x86_64 in WSL (Windows
Subsystem for Linux) when I experienced this issue. The issue was
repeatable. I tried opening textadept many times and each time, I was
faced with a blank screen, until I pressed a key.

Interestingly, if I pressed a down-arrow while the screen was blank, it
inserted the literal characters "[B]" (no quotes) into the buffer. The
up-arrow inserted "[A]". The home key inserted "[H]" etc. It's as if it
thought an escape character was sent and it was waiting for the rest of
the terminal sequence ... or something.

I then downloaded the same build on a Linux Mint 18.3 box and ran it
with no issues.

I compared the init.lua on the two systems and they were considerably
different. On the box that did NOT work this was the entire init.lua:

--- = function() {
   ui.dialogs.msgbox({text = "I typed ctrl-c"})
} = function() {
   buffer.add_text("I typed ctrl-v")
I had been using this normally useless init.lua to test some issues with 
WSL so that I could report them to Microsoft.
So I copied the init.lua from the working Linux box to my WSL box and 
started textadept - it ran with no issues.
I put back the useless init.lua from above and started textadept - I am 
back to having a black screen when I start. Using the --nosession 
command line argument doesn't impact this behaviour.
On 2018-03-16 16:56, Danny MacMillan wrote:
> I'm also experiencing this issue, but my Locale is defined correctly
> as far as I can tell.
> $ locale
> LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8"
> LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8"
> LC_PAPER="en_US.UTF-8"
> LC_NAME="en_US.UTF-8"
> On 2018-03-09 23:13, Pedro Andres Aranda Gutierrez wrote:
>> For what it may help. I'm creating my own .deb packages from the
>> source code and I also had the problem of a black textadept-curses
>> until I fixed the locale on my system. It was anyhow annoying me a lot
>> with other packages, but once I put a 'decent' locale (not C)
>> everything went smooth with textadept-curses.
>> My .0002 cents,
>> /PA
>> On 9 March 2018 at 14:41, Mitchell <> wrote:
>>> Hi Peter,
>>> On Fri, 9 Mar 2018, Peter Rolf wrote:
>>>> Hi Mitchell,
>>>> just copied the nightly build (2018-03-08/ Win32) and tested all
>>>> binaries.
>>>> The curses version starts with a pure black window, no interface
>>>> is
>>>> shown. I have to type something into the window to 'bring it to
>>>> life'.
>>>> Both jit versions doesn't start (0xc000007b). Looks like a lib
>>>> (libgcc_s_sjlj-1.dll) is missing here.
>>>> No problems with the 'normal' version (the only one I use).
>>> Thanks very much for the reports. I will look into this. I recently
>>> switched compilers, so that's probably the culprit.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Mitchell
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>> Fragen sind da um gestellet zu werden
>> Georg Kreisler
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