Bug 20326 - Linux mono clipboard is uncompatible with gtk_clipboard_wait_for_targets()
Summary: Linux mono clipboard is uncompatible with gtk_clipboard_wait_for_targets()
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Class Libraries
Classification: Mono
Component: Windows.Forms ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Linux
: --- normal
Target Milestone: Community
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-06-03 23:47 UTC by pkotwicz
Modified: 2017-09-01 11:56 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

Contains mono_app.cs and gtk_app.c (3.53 KB, application/zip)
2014-06-03 23:47 UTC, pkotwicz

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Description pkotwicz 2014-06-03 23:47:48 UTC
Created attachment 6974 [details]
Contains mono_app.cs and gtk_app.c

Repro steps:
1) Run a mono app which puts data on the clipboard on Linux (e.g. mono_app.cs)
2) Run a GTK app which reads the data types which are on the clipboard via gtk_clipboard_wait_for_types() (e.g. gtk_app.c)

The GTK app should be able to get the data types which are on the clipboard. gtk_app should print a number > 0
The GTK app cannot get the data types which are on the clipboard. gtk_app prints -1

The bug is that GTK expects that the X11 call
XConvertSelection(display, selection, XInternAtom(display, "TARGETS", false), property, requestor, time)
sets |property| to a property of type XA_ATOM.
mono seems to set |property| to a property of type XInternAtom(display, "TARGETS", false)

Based on reading http://tronche.com/gui/x/icccm/sec-2.html#s-2 this looks like a bug in mono as opposed to a bug in GTK.

mono_app.cs -> "mcs mono_app.cs"
gtk_app.c -> gcc `pkg-config gtk+-2.0 --cflags` gtk_app.c -o gtk_app `pkg-config gtk+-2.0 --libs`
Comment 1 scwalla 2016-05-17 00:38:07 UTC
This bug keeps me from being able to copy from KeePass to Firefox and other GTK apps.