[OS X Emacs] Random hangs on Lion w/ Aquamacs 2.4?

McCarrell, Jeff jmccarre at akamai.com
Wed Jun 20 17:16:00 EDT 2012

Another data point for consideration:

On Lion with the 'other' emacs: http://emacsformacosx.com/
I see the same behavior (un-recoverable 'hang' after dialog box)
reliably when I display the font-sizing dialog box.


On 6/20/12 2:07 PM, "Andrew Sullivan" <ajs at anvilwalrusden.com> wrote:

>On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 02:20:44PM -0400, Iliya Lefterov wrote:
>> it happens to me also, but i thought the reason was leaving the computer
>> for a long time on sleep with Aquamacs active, but no open file...
>I can't believe that's it, because on my own laptop (I started a new
>job & this is the work one), which has OS X 10.6, this never happens.
>I frequently leave my computer running and sleeping & opening and
>closing and so on for weeks at a time.
>The issue just happened again, and I can describe it slightly more
>carefully.  It appears to happen when I have a file open, and I go to
>do Save As.  I enter the text into the dialogue, and press the button
>to save, and then the hang-up happens.  In that particular editor
>session, I'd already done it once; I can't recall whether it has
>always required having done save as once already.
>The odd thing is that Aquamacs is simply hung, but it's not "Not
>Responding".  It does not seem to take inordinate processor time or a
>huge memory footprint (unlike just about everything else on Lion,
>AFAICT), and the menu responds, but you can't do anything in the
>editor.  If you send it SIGHUP (or I presume any other
>more-destructive signal), it closes.
>If anyone has suggestions on how I might attempt to create a usable,
>compact, reproducible test case I will happily do so.  I hate this
>computer and am about to ditch the OS for Ubuntu if I can't get this
>sorted -- a fate worse than death, surely.
>Andrew Sullivan
>ajs at anvilwalrusden.com

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