[Geany-devel] Split Window Patches

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Mon Mar 28 01:19:23 UTC 2011

On 28 March 2011 11:31, Matthew Brush <mbrush at codebrainz.ca> wrote:
> On 03/27/11 09:11, Colomban Wendling wrote:
>> We need a better fix then. Maybe you can try to find out why the X
>> clipboard get broken on Scintilla (and fix it :D). If it get fixed, we
>> will probably can re-apply the patch.
> I spent a lot of time studying the Scintilla source and trying various
> things there and in splitwindow.c.  I don't see anywhere that Scintilla is
> breaking the PRIMARY selection.  It seems to become the owner of the PRIMARY
> selection in ScintillaGTK::ClaimSelection() whenever text is selected, but I
> can't figure for life of me why it it's not working.  It seems like it
> should own the PRIMARY selection in each widget where you're selecting text.
>  Even setting the owner of the primary selection manually to the "original"
> scintilla, it still locks into the "split" scintilla.
> So after spending way too much time on this, and getting nowhere, I give up.
>  I'm attaching a patch that no dev is going to like because it behaves
> differently on Windows than it does on non-Windows to work around a know
> issue in GTK+ that is not documented to affect Windows differently than X
> windows.  Either someone else needs to find the root of the problem deep
> inside GTK+ (ie. why it reparenting only breaks on Windows), we figure out
> what's happening in Scintilla, we use the slightly hacky approach of
> behaving differently on Windows, or we just leave the whole plugin stay
> disable and let the Windows users not have it, even though we *can* make it
> working.  Since it's just a plugin, completely separate from the core code,
> which is already kinda hacky with what it's doing, my opinion is just to use
> the patch.
> It's not my call, but the patch is here if you want it.

I only had a short time at lunch to look, but I noticed that Scintilla
GTK selection code depends on USE_GTK_CLIPBOARD defined or not.  I
can't find where its defined so I presume its not.  Maybe try with it


> Cheers,
> Matthew Brush
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