dsdm(1X) MISC. REFERENCE MANUAL PAGES dsdm(1X)NAMEdsdm - Drop Site Database Manager - Motif/OPENLOOK drag and
drop proxy agent
The dsdm manages a database of all drop sites on the
display. When a drag operation is started, the dsdm is
queried for a list of the drop sites. This drop site infor-
mation is used by the dragging application to identify drop
sites and provide user feedback during the drag operation.
The dsdm provides a drag-and-drop gateway between Motif and
OPENLOOK applications. When an object is dropped on a drop
site, the dsdm gets a drop message from the drop sender
application. The dsdm then translates the drop message, and
sends the translated message to the drop receiver applica-
The dsdm must be running before applications are started for
the drag-and-drop gateway feature to work.
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