Please try newest snapshot (was Re: emacs-x11: new clipboard size limitation?)

Wed Dec 4 15:58:00 GMT 2013

On 04/12/2013 08:09, Markus Hoenicka wrote:
> Am 2013-12-03 22:10, schrieb Christopher Faylor:
>> I added an ugly hack to work around this symptom in the latest cygwin.
>> It shouldn't have any big impact on anything but this particular
>> scenario but I would appreciate it if people downloaded today's snapshot
>> and verified that things are still working ok.
>> I plan on addressing the actual problem for Cygwin 1.7.28.
> the nightly snapshot does not seem to do me any good with regard to the
> clipboard problem. I performed the following test, and I hope this is what you
> had in mind:

There is also a bug in xwinclip which needs fixing for this test to work
reliably, but it was difficult to see what that was without this fix in the
cygwin DLL.

> - make sure all Cygwin processes have terminated
> - rename /bin/cygwin1.dll to /bin/cygwin1.dll.backup
> - copy the nightly snapshot of 2013-12-04 to /bin and rename it cygwin1.dll
> - rename /bin/XWin.exe (the test version mentioned by Jon) to /bin/XWin.exe.test
> - rename /bin/XWin.exe.backup (the stock version that came with my last
> update) to /bin/XWin.exe
> A quick test shows that trying to copy approx. two printed pages worth of
> ASCII text from an Emacs buffer to LibreOffice Writer still triggers the
> clipboard failure.
> If I revert the changes above, i.e. reactivate the stock cygwin1.dll (1.7.25)
> and Jon's XWin test version, the clipboard works again.

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