General XMetaL Discussion
pszwec February 10, 2011 at 5:31 pm
Pasting into XMetal is taking several minutes or doesn’t work on a few PC’sFebruary 10, 2011 at 5:31 pmParticipants 0Replies 1Last Activity 11 years, 6 months ago
Both custom paste functions do have a lot of PERL script behind them but these same scripts work fine on other equal machines. The techs did find this com error on one of the machines that wouldn't paste. Once they fixed the com error he could paste wiht tags on view but not normal view.
The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID
to the user USIBForstater SID (S-1-5-21-1606980848-1644491937-839522115-101359). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.Derek Read February 10, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Reply to: Pasting into XMetal is taking several minutes or doesn’t work on a few PC’sFebruary 10, 2011 at 7:30 pm
I'm not sure how to begin to try to reproduce this here. Some research on this error would need to be done, but do you know if it is coming from Windows itself, or if you might have some other type of security software installed? Those are the two places I would look first, with the latter maybe being more obvious to spot (if this is separate software).
I think ActiveState (I assume you still probably use Active Perl) has some forums you might have a look at in case this is a known issue with their engine. Otherwise, their support team might help as well.
If the paste is eventually succeeding on some machines as you say, but is taking a long time, that might indicate some type of security software is doing some kind of scanning before allowing your PerlScript to run (and in some cases deciding to block it). These are just guesses however. I don't recall ever hearing about this occuring for you previously so perhaps your IT people have installed something new that is triggering this.
From the description this is not a problem specific to XMetaL but with either PerlScript or the script engine you are using and how it is running (or not being allowed to run) on these machines. To test that and perhaps simplify things or give you another means to track this down, you might create a similar script that will run in an HTML page and load that into IE and see what happens there. I would expect the same behavior.
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