Hallo, I am working on some improvements to curses version of tn5250. I have some ideas which I woul like to get your coments about. 1. Mouse support - selecting rectangular region and moving cursor with mouse I decided to start with mouse support for xterm. Another option would be handling mouse using ncurses functions which seems to allow both xterm and gpm, but I have xterm support already working - switching to ncurses should be easy in next "release". 2. Selecting rectangular region with Shift + cursor No coding done yet, shouldnt be difficult when mouse sellection is done. 3. Copy selected area to "clipboard" Here is a question mark - what clipboard to use? I decided to use a file called .tn5250sel in user's home directory. This allow to share the clipboard with all tn5250 sessions of the user. What you think? A second step would be inserting our selection to X clipboard to allow pasting to other apps. 4. Paste copied selection Pasting of previously copied rectangular region is possible at cursor's position. If pasted data fells out of editable field - it is dropped. 5. Crosshair in xterm In a future I would try to hack xterm to allow nice crosshair display. Maybe we could even convince xfree86 developers to include our hack in official distro :) My programing skills are fair, but not excellent, so probably some corrections to my code will be required. Eg. I know nothing about windows programming and I can't compile Windows version, so I'm positive that my _WIN32_ code will not work. I should have all these changes done by week end. How should I share them? Where should I send pathes? Best regards Marek Bajon
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