Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th May 2006 19:54 UTC
GTK+ GTK+ 2.9.0 has been released. This is the first development release leading up to GTK+ 2.10. For completeness: "GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application suites."
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BryanFeeney
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2005-07-06

If you want to mod something off-topic, you should mod the original poster down. Modding me down for responding is a bit excessive, especially as the information was correct and to some degree interesting.

After all, some degree of topic drift should be allowed in the thread to make the resulting conversation a bit interesting. There's a difference between talking about the history of certain features (it's interesting how ahead of its time NeXT was), and just bringing up off-topic comments for inflammatory effect (e.g. KDE).

I'm a bit annoyed, to be frank, in over 200 comments this is only the fifth time I've been modded down.

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thebluesgnr Member since:
2005-11-14

Again, I'd love to know which GTK+ 2.9.0 feature you're talking about.

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BryanFeeney Member since:
2005-07-06

Look at the title of your own post. Or else read the article, which includes among the list of changes: "A framework for rich text copy and paste and DND".

This is something Linux really lacks at the moment: you can't copy rich text from Abiword to Evolution, or to KWord, or from Firefox to Abiword, or almost any application. The only one that works is Firefox to OpenOffice, and that's because of a a concerted effort by both applications which is non-standard.

It's a really big flaw for the Linux desktop, as it dramatically reduces the extent to which applications can be made to inter-operate. NeXT pioneered all this (especially the uses of DND as a surrogate for copy and paste), it was taken up in a big way by Mac OS in the early nineties, and then with Windows in 1995. It's actually shocking that with all the work done by freedesktop.org, there still isn't a decent clipboard implementation for the Linux desktop.

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