Re: Clipboard daemon

On Thu, Dec 18, 2003 at 03:59:12PM +0100, Lubos Lunak wrote:
> On Saturday 13 of December 2003 19:26, Murray Cumming Comneon com wrote:
> > Personally, I think a clipboard daemon should accept 
> > that fact and not demand that gnumeric or other applications should be
> > changed. I think a complete application-specific opt-out is not
> > unreasonable.
>  Only if you don't mind that you select some text in one field in gnumeric, 
> and it's also not saved in the history.

Saving the content in only 1 format seems mostly useless for
something as dependent on rich content as a spreadsheet.   At the
same time send all available formats is also uncomfortable.  I don't
want to be loading every i/o plugin for no real purpose.
>  Which means, all apps would have either to do a perfect cleanup (which I 
> doubt for some strange reason), or they'd have to pass the clipboard contents 
> to the clipboard daemon anyway. The latter option means that either the app 
> will stay running for long anyway while transferring the data, or we're back 
> to limiting transfer size. Or we need some other faster way of transferring 
> the data.

The app is free to fork itself into the background and appear to
exit while it transfers the content.
>  BTW, would it be possible to limit the following mails only to the xdg list? 
> The CC list seems to be a bit long, I even don't know if all of the people 
> there are still interested in this, and I also don't like much the mails from 
> the gnome list about postponing.

fine by me.

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