Let me start by saying that I really like the CEGUI project. I have used it for projects at work for 3+ years, mostly for the BBN VESSEL Damage Control Simulator, which won a couple awards over the past year: http://www.bbn.com/technology/immersive_learning_technologies/vessel
We have been working with CEGUI 0.6.x (with OpenGL rendering) for that project. In the game, several controls animate their size and position to help direct the players' eyes to important information and interface. All had been working fine until we ported over to CEGUI 0.7 when we encountered a strange freeze-crash that happened when scaling any button (with text) down to a point.
It turns out that the freeze was an infinite while-loop in RenderedStringWordWrapper::format. It would eventually crash because of the infinitely growing vector of lines, "d_lines".
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void RenderedStringWordWrapper<T>::format(const Size& area_size)
RenderedString rstring, lstring;
rstring = *d_renderedString;
for (size_t line = 0; line < rstring.getLineCount(); ++line)
while ((rs_width = rstring.getPixelSize(line).d_width) > 0)
// skip line if no wrapping occurs
if (rs_width <= area_size.d_width)
// split rstring at width into lstring and remaining rstring
rstring.split(line, area_size.d_width, lstring);
frs = new T(*new RenderedString(lstring));
line = 0;
// last line.
frs = new T(*new RenderedString(rstring));
The break statement in the loop was never hit. At the point I was debugging, it was trying to split a single component (16 pixels wide) while the text area was pinched down to nearly a point (10 pixels wide).
For lack of other methods on RenderedString, I added this slightly hackish snip of code (as a fail-safe) right after the call to split:
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if(rstring.getComponentCount() == 1 && rstring.getLineCount() == 1 && rs_width >= area_size.d_width)
I could have added a canSplit method to RenderedString, in order to simplify the if-statment, though I wanted to keep modifications to CEGUI to a minimum.
Hopefully this fix or something similar can make it into the next version of CEGUI. By the way, looking forward to the animation support in 0.7.2
Thanks a bunch for your awesome work CrazyEddie!