Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 9th Apr 2003 03:30 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today, we host a mini-interview with Fink's project leader, Max Horn. The Fink project wants to bring the full world of Unix Open Source software to Darwin and Mac OS X. They modify Unix software so that it compiles and runs on Mac OS X and make it available for download as a coherent distribution. Fink uses Debian tools like dpkg and apt-get to provide powerful binary package management and you can choose whether you want to download precompiled binary packages or build everything from source.
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X11 pasting
by Bascule on Wed 9th Apr 2003 09:13 UTC

Copy/paste integration is not in Fink's, but in XFree86's domain, and at least for text has been reality for a long time - see here. That document is slightly outdated though, as it doesn't mention Apple's X11. There, you can copy text via Cmd-C / Edit-Copy. For some reasons, Cmd-V / Edit-Paste doesn't work, though. So to paste text, you have to do it the X11 way with the middle mouse button (if you only have one, pressing Alt/Option while clicking will do the trick).

Argh, this is one of my biggest complaints with Apple's X11! Why don't they make Cmd-V send the middle click event to the raised application? Certainly this wouldn't work for every application, but it's better than having Cmd-V do nothing. Option-Click is very annoying, especially on an iBook with no external mouse.