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Re: GNUstep paste board (Was: really attracting developers)


From: Charles Philip Chan
Subject: Re: GNUstep paste board (Was: really attracting developers)
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 20:55:56 -0400

On 2006-08-27 15:41:37 -0400 Fred Kiefer <address@hidden> wrote:

> Could you please detail the problem you found with GNUstep paste 
> board?
> At least in a Unix/Linux environment I would expect GNUstep to play
> nicely with other apps that follow the basic rules. If you found a
> problem I am willing to look into this.

It works for basic text, but not for other data types. I can't speak 
for other platforms, but on an X based system I think this should 
happen:

(1) If a bitmap graphics is cut or copied, it should make a png copy 
to the X clipboard.

(2) If it is a font, copy it to the X clipboard as a TTf.

This is in accordance with the Free Desktop standard. Please refer to 
this page:

        http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Standards_2fClipboardsWiki

Other data types should follow as the standard evolves.

I think users expect this. For example I can copy a bitmap graphics in 
Konqueror and paste it into OpenOffice.

> Yes, here there is still much to do. The strange thing is that up to 
> now
> people only rarely asked for this.

Strange indeed since DND is used widely in NeXTStep. :-)

> It almost is there :-) Really, but we need to improve on it.

I think the problem stems from incorrect Postscript font names in the 
generated ps data. I have tested it out and Ghostscript chokes on 
them.

Regards,
Charles

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