> I have Ubuntu 16.04 (sigh...) and octave 4.3.0+ I run in an xterm
> without the gui.
> If I cut/paste into octave, it is slinky, a few char appear, a delay, a
> few more char, etc.
> If I do this with any other xterm, cut/paste seems instantaneous.
> I configure with
> ../octave/configure F77=gfortran --no-recursion
> and make produces no errors.
> make check seems Ok.
> If I start octave with
> /usr/local/bin/octave, I get the gui, so I use
> /usr/local/bin/octave --no-gui
> Actually, I use
> /usr/bin/xterm -j -sk -sb -sl 1000 -fn 9x15 -bc -bg white -fg black
> -geometry 80x55 -e octave --no-gui&
> from an alias.
> Is it possible that allowing qt in the build that I have introduced a
> problem with readline?
To answer the question, If I build octave with qt and start it without
the gui, then, cut/paste is slinky.
If I build octave without qt and start it normally, cut/paste is
Seems to be a problem with readline/qt interaction.