XWin -clipboard and xwinclip bad highlighting behavior
Harold L Hunt II
Wed Apr 9 20:54:00 GMT 2003
Cary Jamison wrote:
> "Biju G C" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> > between them. Because of this I only start xwinclip when I need
> it. I
>> > have a shortcut on my desktop so I can quickly start it when I
>>This is a good idea, So why not we have a GUI option for "xwinclip"
>>So who ever wants it can "Enable" and "Disable" Clipboard sharing
>>on the fly.
>>A "copy one time at click" option will also be good.
> That would be a better work-around. Personally, though, I would rather
> spend my time trying to fix it right than working on a work-around.
> Unless fixing it right turns out to be way too tough - which may be the
> case and may be why Harold hasn't done it already.
Yeah, kinda sounds pointless in the grand scheme of things
> Also, Harold has recently done the work to integrate xwinclip into the
> server, so doing more work on it may be viewed as a step backward.
I have now realized that the real way to integrate the X and Windows
clipboards is with hooks in the general X server code that call routines
in the Windows-specific code and so forth. It is highly unlikely that
the clipboard integration will require an X client application, and this
removes many of the short comings of the current clipboard application.
For example, the nightmares people have using xwinclip or -clipboard
with XDMCP will go away with server-side code handling the integration.
I am not sure if the integration would be provided by an X Server
extension or if we would have to have some #ifdef __CYGWIN__ sections in
the general X server code. In any case, I haven't got time to work on
it and I am unlikely to for months, or even forever. Hopefully someone
else will find clipboard integration interesting to them.
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