[R-SIG-Mac] Quartz copy/paste bug?

Demitri Muna thatsanicehatyouhave at mac.com
Sat Mar 11 05:16:11 CET 2006

Hi Simon,

On 8 Mar 2006, at 19:54, Simon Urbanek wrote:

> Demitri,
> I have encountered this bug occasionally, but very rarely. The  
> problem is, I didn't figure a way to reproduce it consistently. I  
> was fiddling around with Quartz locking etc., but without  
> reproducible example, it's almost impossible to fix. If you or  
> anyone else could come up with a way to reproduce this behavior  
> consistently, it would be great. Please let me know if you have a  
> way for this to appear more often - I'd appreciate that.

Unfortunately, I have not been able to reproduce the bug  
consistently. It "just happens". :)

I started to poke through the code, and wanted to get your thoughts  
on this. In the copy: method in RQuartz.m, I replaced the following  

	[deviceView setPDFDrawing:YES];
	[deviceView lockFocus];
	[deviceView writePDFInsideRect:[deviceView bounds] toPasteboard:pb];
	[deviceView unlockFocus];
	[deviceView setPDFDrawing:NO];


	[deviceView setPDFDrawing:YES];
	NSRect r = [deviceView bounds];
	NSData *data = [deviceView dataWithPDFInsideRect:r];
	[pb setData:data forType:NSPDFPboardType];
	[deviceView setPDFDrawing:NO];

A very simple (non-exhaustive!) test showed that this code will copy  
the pdf as expected. Behind the scenes, I don't know if this is any  
different from what you have, but I'll run with this change for a  
while to see if it happens again.



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