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

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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