[Vm-dev] clipboard for other media types

Takashi Yamamiya tak at metatoys.org
Tue Apr 24 11:57:11 UTC 2007

Michael and Bert --

Oh, I forgot to look at Sophie. Thank you. ExtendedClipboardInterface
seems to have good structure. I'm going to start from there.
But yes, still I have no idea about dropping images and text to/from
- Takashi

Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> On Apr 24, 2007, at 10:53 , Michael Rueger wrote:
>> Takashi Yamamiya wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I'm working about clipboard for OLPC Squeak (based on Fedora Core
>>> linux) to support multiple media type like image and rich text,
>>> instead of plain text only. I would like to know if such feature
>>> have already been available for other platforms.
>> Have you looked at the image side work done in Sophie?
> You mean ExtendedClipboardInterface? Might be a starting point, yes. The 
> double-dispatching is a bit questionable but that would be simple to fix.
> For the VM-side, Sophie uses an odd mixture of ClipboardExtendedPlugin 
> and FFI code - and how does that plugin relate to ClipboardPlugin? I'd 
> think we want just one plugin.
> What Takashi forgot to mention is that the preferred method of 
> interacting with the Sugar clipboard is by drag-and-drop (it has 
> multiple entries), so we need support for dropping images and text (and 
> not just files as now), as well a support for dragging stuff *from* Squeak.
> Anybody got an idea for that? As far as I know, Sophie does not support 
> this, right?

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