jody at gnome.org
Fri Dec 19 03:04:42 EET 2003
On Thu, Dec 18, 2003 at 03:59:12PM +0100, Lubos Lunak wrote:
> On Saturday 13 of December 2003 19:26, Murray.Cumming at 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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