Publishing The New Clipboard Specification

Toni Ruottu toni.ruottu at
Wed Nov 28 13:38:25 PST 2007

I suppose no-one is responsible for doing everyday
management tasks like this. Should I be asking for
permissions instead of trying to find a person to
do the work?


On Sat, 2007-11-10 at 18:58 +0200, Toni Ruottu wrote:
> Hello.
> Five months ago I posted a rewrite of the
> Clipboard Specification to xdg-list. Since related
> discussions haven't really brought up any problems and
> no-one has resisted the proposal, I have polished the
> specification.
> It was requested by Havoc Pennington that the old
> specification, being some what different, would be
> preserved for reading. That is the route I'm following.
> I have included a patch for the old clipboards.txt
> which adds a note to the beginning of that file
> explaining that toolkit developers are advised to
> use a more recent version. I've also attached the
> polished version of the new clipboard specification.
> Someone would need to apply the patch to the CVS version
> of clipboards.txt and also add the new clipboard-spec.txt
> to the same CVS folder. Web version of the relevant
> directory can be accessed at
> After this someone would need to update web page at
> to point to the new version.
> I suppose the Wiki-page at
> should also be updated.
> I don't have the required permissions myself.
>   --Toni
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