I can almost hear myself whining in that post ;)
The tutorial you refer to is fine, it's a basic explanation with a decent piece of actual code.
What I was hoping for: some more information pertaining to recieving a drop from an application I didn't write, without having to go thru the nautilus source or something. After all, at least w/r/t linux, I would hope this would be fairly standardized. I can get the textarea to detect a drag into from outside, but "the drop" is just not happening, and it now appears I will just have to take take shots in the dark at how to do the communication, because there appears to be no way to just accept anything from the source
so I can decipher whatever protocols, et. al. are in use amongst the GNOME apps. I had assumed:
would be general enough, but apparently not.
Should I just start plugging in mime types? Technically that string could be anything...I can't even start guessing
There must (or at least, really really should be) a source of information about what target info GNOME expects. I can presume all I want, which seems counter-productive and somewhat contrary to the spirit of "open source" (although I guess I'm free to go thru the open source).