Subject: Re: cut and paste on Linux
Date: Tue May 09 2000 - 22:41:54 CDT
On Wed, May 10, 2000 at 11:08:42AM +1000, Martin Sevior wrote:
> On Tue, 9 May 2000, Bryan Cebuliak wrote:
> > One of the beautiful features of Linux and X windows as opposed to lesser OS's
> > is the mouse cut and paste option. Editing is sped up immensely. Can we have
> > this in Abiword? Also, why doesn't Abiword recognize copies and cuts from other
> > programs in X windows managers?
> I've just tried this. Abiword accepts text from xterm's and
> netscape. xterm's and netscape also accept text from abiword. However the
> gnome terminals (gterm) does not pass text on to abiword though it accepts
> it if is sourced from abiword. However text taken from gnome-terminal is
> accepted by xterm and netscape.
> Arrg! This is a can of worms. It is not clear whose fault this is.
> I'm running Enlightenment 0.163 on redhat 6.2. I know you're running
> Xfree4.0, what window manager do you use? Does Abiword accepted text
> selected from any application you run. (Try netscape and xterm. They both
> seem well behaved.)
a can of worms indeed !!
when i wrote all of this i felt the need to put
about 120 lines of comments at the top of the
file (with a twinge of sarcasm directed at X11)
describing how all of this works or is supposed
to work or how (if the moon is full) might work.
but i digress... :-)
for the curious, see
if you run AbiWord with debugging on and watch
the debug log output, you should see a series
of messages beginning with "Clipboard:" they
pretty much audit everything going on (on the abi
side of things that is). perhaps that will reveal
what's happening with the apps that we don't play
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