Re: exporting _gtk_selection_request for selection manager use

On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 1:38 PM, Xavier Toth <txtoth gmail com> wrote:
> I'm working on a secure selection manager based on glipper. What it
>  needs to be able to do is intervene and make a security determination
>  when a paste is requested. 'glipper' currently monitors clipboard
>  ownership changes at which time is gets the clipboard contents. I've
>  modified glipper to become the selection owner after it get the
>  clipboard contents and connected a 'selection-request-event' handler
>  to process pastes. I'd like to make the security decision and then
>  either send a selection notify with GDK_NONE or use the default
>  behavior of _gtk_selection_request but this function isn't exported,
>  could it be?

I hope you are aware that such 'eager' clipboard manager can cause a
lot of problems.
GTK+ supports a protocol that lets clipboard manager defer getting the
actual clipboard contents until the clipboard owner is about to die.

An implementation of such a clipboard manager can be found  in


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