RunRev Script Editor and Linux

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Tue Jul 13 13:44:43 EDT 2010

On 07/13/2010 05:50 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:
> Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> Richmond wrote:
>>> Having found that it is well-nigh impossible to copy-paste from the
>>> RunRev 4 script editor
>>> in Linux (GNOME), I thought I would crack out the old script editor:
>>> 1. RunRev 2.2.1: no joy.
>>> 2. Metacard 2.5: no joy.
>>> What does this tell us?
>> It tells us that this needs further testing, because I just went into 
>> Ubuntu 10.04 with Rev 4.0 and MC 4.0 and was able to copy and paste 
>> scripts within each script editor, between them, and between each of 
>> them and GEdit.
> I got curious, launched Ubuntu 10.04 with Rev 4.0.5dp3, and was able 
> to copy/paste to GEdit. As others have reported, in GEdit the menu 
> command for Paste was dimmed but the keyboard shortcut worked.
Sorry to have taken so long to reply; "ran away" to our villa in the 
country to pick apricots, peaches, plums and redcurrants; listen to the 
birds sing, and read Herodotus: most therapeutic!

I stand corrected; up to a point at least:

I have had no difficulty copy-pasting between scripts when I COULD 
select text; and I have
now isolated the incidence when one CANNOT copy text from the Script 
editor (or at
least one incidence):

When Mozilla ThunderBird (my e-mail client) is running prior and during 
launching of RunRev
I am unable to select text in the script editor; therefore unable to 
paste it anywhere.

I have not had that problem between Mozilla ThunderBird and RunRev 4 on 
the Mac.

Whether other apps interfere with copying from the script editor in 
runRev 4 in this way
has yet to be seen.

Obviously gEdit is 'at fault' insofar as one cannot paste with a right 
click drop-down menu, or
from the Edit menu of gEdit; only via Ctrl-V.

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