> To start the discussion here is my idea: we can make not one
> (+mouse_handling) but two mutualy exclusive options: +xterm_mouse_handling
> and +gpm_mouse_handling. The first option would mean getting  mouse events
> from xterm and using X copy buffer, so it would allow copying/pasting
> to/from other X apps. The second option would cause getting  mouse events
> from gpm and using gpm copy buffer.

I'd like to see it use the ncurses routines for mouse support rather than
GPM.  GPM is a linux-only program.  FreeBSD uses "moused" and I imagine
other operating systems have their own console mouse implementations as

> Compiling X and gpm support into tn5250 would require linking with
> additional libraries, but we can add some configure options to turn mouse
> support off and allow compiling without X or gpm.
> What you think?

I think we should work on making the GTK version of TN5250 into something
that can be used instead of xt5250.  It's not far from that now, some code
to allow font changes, keyboard mapping, etc.   I really don't think that
xt5250 is the future of tn5250 -- it's too limited.

For the console version, I don't know how to copy to or from the system
clipboard.  I know how to get mouse events, etc... but how to send the
selected data to the clipboard is a mystery to me.   I also know that
it'll be hard to detect the difference between a paste and keyboard
input.   So, maybe for the console, your .tn5250sel file is the best bet?
And, of course, using the ncurses routines for mouse info since we're
no longer in an xterm.

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