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patch #8094: Octave-Forge: X-input grab screen coordinates

Submitted by:  Juan Pablo Carbajal <juanpi>
Submitted on:  Tue 25 Jun 2013 04:18:57 PM UTC  
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Thu 27 Jun 2013 07:58:22 AM UTC, comment #4:

Hello guys

I had a look at the in the windows package. It is supposed to
do the same thing as the old (same original author Andy
Adler), but only on Win* systems. The source code of in the
windows package is windows specific.
Thus at leas a name confict with the two files.

The "old" is XWindows specific and needs to be compilded with
the correct flags (see source code).
Proposition: rename the in the msicellanous package to and make the monor change in xinput.m

I hope this helps


Andreas Stahel <sha1>
Wed 26 Jun 2013 07:20:16 PM UTC, comment #3:

Let's add Michael Goffioul (windows package maintainer) to the cc list.
I only noted that there's another; I wouldn't know what to do next.
Michael might have some useful suggestions.

FYI, I compared the two files and AFAICS they're mostly identical save for some lay-out and minor details.
So I'd say Andrea Stahel probably got it wrong - does live on in an octave-forge package.

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Project Member
Wed 26 Jun 2013 12:02:08 PM UTC, comment #2:

Thanks for your input Philip,

Some questions:
1. The windows package is for windows while the grab function work on X11. When will there be clashes? Shall we change the name of this grab to xgrab?

2. This function (according to Andrea Stahel who provide it) was in Octave and was removed, but never put in a package. Was there a particular reason for that?

Juan Pablo Carbajal <juanpi>
Tue 25 Jun 2013 09:08:45 PM UTC, comment #1:

There's already a in the windows package which AFAICS does a similar thing.
So at least expect a name clash.

Note that Andy Adler (author of your is the original author of the windows package.

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Project Member
Tue 25 Jun 2013 04:18:57 PM UTC, original submission:

This functions would be a nice addition to a forge package, probably miscellaneous.

It was in Octave long ago but was removed due to ML incompatibility and system wm dependence.

juanpi will take care of it

Juan Pablo Carbajal <juanpi>


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