Odd interaction between Gvim and Squeak

John Hinsley jhinsley at telinco.co.uk
Mon Jun 4 07:45:25 UTC 2001

Ned Konz wrote:

> You're lucky to have copying/pasting working at *ALL*. I can't get it to work
> (there's something broken between Squeak and kwin).

Ah. Perhaps, then, I should document my success!!!!?  ;-)

I'm running a pretty bog standard SuSE 6.4 (with bug fixes), and a built
from source Gvim 5.4 (really ancient, but it's so reliable that I won't
bother upgrading until I go to SuSE 7.2 and then, the version that SuSE
put together will doubtless be horrible). So I've got the versions of
XFree and Kde which shipped with the distro.

Like I say, the only program which appears to have problems with
Squeak's clipboard is Gvim. And I've just found a way round that (which
is even more puzzling): if I copy straight from Squeak to Gvim, I get
the missing first character, but any copying operation on Kde can leave
a copy on Klipper (a sort of clipboard which goes part way to answering
the clipboard as metaphor problem in that it doesn't overwrite itself --
shame it can't take bitmaps) if I re-activate the copy by clicking on
the entry in Klipper, it pastes fine every time. 

It's a shame that Squeak can't use the "highlight to copy, middle click
to paste" protocol -- it's one of the *nix tricks (although I'm told
that Sun does things rather differently) that saves me most time and
which I miss when I'm forced to work on other OSs.

This is on 3.1a #4081 with a fair few nk bits.



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