Xojo 2022 3.2 not launching on Fedora 37

I tried to use Xojo 2022 3.2 on a fresh install of Fedora 37 (Gnome).
I’ve done the

sudo -s yum -y install gtk3 gtk3-devel libunwind
cd /opt
mkdir xojo
cd xojo
sudo tar -zxvf ~/Downloads/xojo2018r4.tgz

stuff and launched it. But it freezes. No messages in Terminal.

It always hangs while loading the preferences:

How can i find out what’s going wrong, please?

Looks like the switch from X11 to Wayland killed Xojo on Gnome Fedora…

Hmmm… but switching to X11 does not change anything :man_shrugging:

I have the same issue on Ubuntu 22.04 and 22.10 using wayland or switching back to X11.
There’s a related thread here to do with a conflict with evolution:

Always hangs on reading preferences.

They should simply switch to Flatpack:wink:

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BTW: I already removed the Oracle and Postgres Plugins, because i do not need them.

The same issue persists with Xojo 2022r4.1
I suspect it might be related to Fedora adopting GTK 4.
I noticed this package webkitgtk3 is not available but this one is webkitgtk4 but not for 32-bit.
I second the emotion to make Xojo available as a Flatpak

Same issue in Ubuntu 22.10 Cinnamon Remix installed from .deb package which rules out that this is because of GTK 4
Strangely however the issue does not occur in Debian sid (unstable) with Cinnamon DE and latest Xojo installed from .deb package
Do not use Debian sid as your daily Driver, I used it here just for testing.
I guess I will have to use Mint in the meantime based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS while Xojo resolves this.

We have provided a temporary solution for this issue, but this problem will affect any apps that use the HTMLViewer.


You do realize that this is an incredibly stupid thing to do? You will break any application that depends on that library.