There is another release of Diodon out the door tagged 1.10.0. This times it comes with a fix to an old issue that when using the primary selection feature it uses a lot of CPU respectively battery. If you are a user of primary selection support check this release out and let us know what you think. To be noted though is that Diodon now fully relies on GTK+ to detect primary selection, so it might be that some selection are not detected as before. However those are hopefully edge cases and are outwayed by the decreased battery usage.
Additionally in this release we switched to Ayatana AppIndicator. This package is available in more distributions then the former used AppIndicator and therefore should make packaging easier.
To get started beside installing newest version from git you can either download new release as tarball or install it through the ppa with the following commands:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:diodon-team/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install diodon
# and for all Unity users there is also a scope
sudo apt-get install unity-scope-diodon
7 thoughts on “Diodon 1.10.0 making primary selection support usable”
Sure do like your Diodon. In Windows I had used ClipMate for many years. The features in ClipMate were spectacular. How do I determine what Diodon version is installed? I cannot figure out what version I have. A feature I would like is being able to selectively delete individual clips? Something to think about. Thanks from 80 year old man. 🙂
Thanks for your feedback.
Currently to check the version you need to open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and run the following:
Currently out of the box Diodon doesn’t support deleting individual clips. There are some non core plugins though you can find at https://github.com/RedHatter/diodon-plugins which might be helpful.
Hey just a thank you for keeping diodon alive… for whatever reason its always been my favorite.
Thanks for your encouraging feedback. Very much appreciated to see Diodon is still used today.
its the best simple clipboard manager available, but I noted that it doesn’t work nicely with wayland. any plan to proper support it?
Thanks for your feedback. Since Diodon version 1.7.0 there is initial Wayland support. It can very well be that some functions are not working properly on Wayland. If this is the case please file a bug of a specific issue you have on Wayland at https://bugs.launchpad.net/diodon/+filebug so it can be looked at.
Diodon seems to work fine here, I’m currently using Ubuntu 21.04 (Wayland). Just love this little clipboard manager.