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Re: These NeXTbuntu guys

From: Chris Vetter
Subject: Re: These NeXTbuntu guys
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 14:34:04 +0200

On 2006-08-29 12:58:35 +0200 Andreas Höschler <address@hidden> wrote:
> • If an app hangs Window Maker is dead. No chance to start Terminal.app to 
> kill the application. This is not acceptable.

Agreed, however, if any window manager hangs you're in deep shit anyway.

> • As far as we know there is no nice GNUstep application yet to kill a bad 
> process (Terminal.app + kill ... is no option for enterprise users)

If you're running Etoile's MenuServer, check the Etoile Menu (the little 
There's an entry 'Applications' that will let you select and kill any 
GNUstep-related application.

> • Although it is said that Copy & Paste  (at least for text) works between 
> X-apps and GNUstep apps. I cannot confirm that. My collegue is able to copy 
> from Firefox to TextEdit.app, I am not (on the same machine). We have not yet 
> found out why. So I can't confirm that this works generally.

Do you (your account) run gdnc and gpbs upon login?

> It would be nice 
> to have a GNUstep based browser (better integration) but I see that this is a 
> major task

>       How much work would it be to write a GNUstep wrapper for Firefox 
> (Objective-C++)?

A wrapper around Gecko? You do not want to even think about it.
But there's Flock and Camino.

Though both are a no-go if you want to have your system clean of GTK.
I rather break my teeth by porting WebKit...

> so I think one could live with this one alien (next to Star Office) for a 
> while if at least copy & paste between Firefox, Star Office and GNUstep apps 
> really worked (please let me know what I could try to get this working on my 
> account).

Drag'n'Drop of text does work (just tried with Firefox and TextEdit) though not
with images. Instead, the link to the image is pasted. However, as already 
out, you CAN copy images using the pasteboard, even from the command line.


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