GCM, A Gnome Clipboard Manager, first beta released

GCM (GNOME Clipboard Manager) beta-0.1 is now available for


This is the first "release" ...

What is GCM

GCM (GNOME Clipboard Manager) is an application to help you
manage your clipboard selections. It will autocollect selections
on a shelf and allow you to choose which selection you want to
use for pasting.

You can open a collected selection to edit it, manually create
new selections, and delete-copy-paste them. You can select with
which selection-type you want to work : CLIPBOARD, PRIMARY,
SECONDARY or a custom Atom.

In future I am planning to make some tcp/ip networking support
for GCM which will allow you to send selections over a network
to another host running GCM. (Like the netclip application).

Please note that this project is far from finished. There is
no good documentation yet and a lot features are unfinished
at this moment. I am looking for people who want to help me
with development of this tool. Suggestions are welcome.

At this moment you can already do all the basic stuff like
collecting selections, selecting a collected selection (to
start using it), deleting, simple editing of collected
selections (no search/replace or regular expressions yet but
this is planned), saving some preferences (gconf), etc etc.

GCM is free software (GPL).

Where to get more information about GCM

Information about GCM including links to documentation can be
found at:

Homepage :

Screenshot of last week :) :

CVS (Since I am working on this project, the CVS version
will probably be "better" then the beta-0.1 release at all
times. However it might or might not compile as I am not a CVS
purist: At this moment I use the cvs to transfer my changes
from location a to b) :

cvs -d:pserver:anonymous cvs gcm sourceforge net:/cvsroot/gcm login
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous cvs gcm sourceforge net:/cvsroot/gcm co gcm

How it (basicly) works

When GCM looses the selection ownership, it will collect
the new selection; set his selected selection to the new
one and reclaim ownership of the clipboard selection. Using
the CLIPBOARD selection type/atom this works very good.
Using the PRIMARY selection it only works in GNOME/GTK+
applications (Don't ask me why.. I have no idea. If you
know: tell me). There is an option to "beep" on collect.
So if GCM stops "beeping" then you can always manually get
the current selection and autocollecting will restart if
the auto-collect option is set.

Philip van Hoof aka freax (http://www.freax.eu.org)
irc: irc.openprojects.net mailto:freax @ linux.be

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