New clipboard proposal
yumj at www.cjkcode.com
Sat Jan 1 16:55:10 EET 2005
Anybody checked the project gclipboard ?
a global solution crossworking with X.
>Dne pá 31. prosince 2004 4:22 Philip Van Hoof napsal(a):
>>On Thu, 2004-12-30 at 18:11 -0800, John Davidorff Pell wrote:
>>>On 30 Dec 2004, at 17:12, Philip Van Hoof wrote:
>>>>On Thu, 2004-12-30 at 16:03 -0800, John Davidorff Pell wrote:
>>>>>btw. History could be added by having some application catch all
>>>>>changes to whichever clipboard it is listening to and storing it,
>>>>>which is what your clipboard manager would do anyway.
>>>>I mentioned keeping histories. My exact words where that it could be an
>>>>option in the form of a plugin for that clipboard manager. As a matter
>>>>of fact there are a few applications today doing this for you. One
>>>>example is Klipper. Many people use Klipper. Others don't. Therefor
>>>>keeping clipboard history isn't going to be the main purpose.
>>>>Making it easy for applications like Klipper to pop/push and query this
>>>>history would be delegated to such a plugin.
>>>If the X server kept track of the contents of the clipboard, then
>>>klipper would continue to work exactly as it does today, no changes
>>yes, however. At this moment are applications like Klipper (gcm) using
>>hacks and tricks to do the task for which they are designed. I'd be
>>better if they didn't have to perform hacks and tricks to get the job
> I think these days no hacks or tricks are needed anymore (indeed, that means
>only 'really needed' - there are enough broken apps that just don't happen to
>cooperate nicely without hacks and tricks). XFixes can give notifications
>about clipboard changes. There are proposals for notifying about apps owning
>the clipboard quiting, for limiting the size of the transfers, there are
> Which again makes me wonder what exactly you'd like to fix and how. I
>personally find your list of problems and your proposal too vague.
>>I've e-mailed with the author of Klipper (Aaron Seigo).
> This must be a misunderstanding. I doubt Aaron Seigo has even touched
>internals of Klipper, let alone being its author. The original author of
>Klipper is Andrew Stanley-Jones, Carsten Pfeiffer used to be the maintainer
>until recently, and Esben Mose Hansen is the current maintainer
>search for 'createAboutData'). I'm actually not sure how much these people
>know about the underlying X details, because they're shielded by the
>high-level QClipboard API. The person fixing the underlying X details usually
>happens to be me.
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