[sf-lug] > Subject: Re: simple gui editor that will accept a paste

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Feb 8 13:56:56 PST 2008

Quoting Alex Kleider (a_kleider at yahoo.com):

> What's an "IDE?"

A rather fuzzy concept (integrated development environment) of which
some examples can be found here:

"IDEs" on http://linuxmafia.com/kb/Devtools/

> Is X "selection clipboard" your expression or is that what it is
> generally called in X circles?

If you want to see more than you'll ever want to know about X11
clipboard specs, see 

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clipboard_%28software%29#X_Window_System
(over-simple overview)

2. http://www.jwz.org/doc/x-cut-and-paste.html
(Jamie Zawinski's explanation of the "ICCCM" universal X11 select-and-paste 

3. http://standards.freedesktop.org/clipboards-spec/clipboards-0.1.txt
(the MS-Windows/MacOS-like implementation in _some_ X11 clients and
window managers for novices' benefit)

...but you don't really need to know any of that.  Just select in one
window, change focus to the second one, paste with the middle button. 
If it doesn't work, file a slightly cranky bug report.  ;->

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