[CentOS] mate-terminal crash when using drag-n-drop tabs

Fri Mar 9 12:08:29 UTC 2018
James Pearson <james-p at moving-picture.com>

James Pearson wrote:
> We're using mate-terminal (1.16.3) from EPEL on CentOS 7.4 with the Mate
> desktop, but mate-terminal crashes when we do the following:
> Start mate-terminal, open a tab (File -> Open Tab) then with the left
> mouse button drag a tab and drop it in the same terminal window - and
> the terminal window crashes ...
> I did a bit of Googling, and found this issue reported in earlier
> releases of mate-terminal - which was fixed - but no mention of issues
> with 1.16.x
> However, if I rebuild and install the package from the mate-terminal
> 1.16.3 SRPM from EPEL, it doesn't crash ...
> Which is rather bizarre
> Just wondering if anyone else has seen this problem and/or could explain
> what might be causing the issue with the binary from EPEL ?

The same EPEL mate-terminal install on CentOS 7.3 doesn't have this 
issue - so I'm guessing it is some incompatibility between gtk3-3.14 and 
gtk3-3.22 ?

For what it's worth, I've reported this as a bug at:


James Pearson