Re: [Patch] A clipboard daemon for gnome-settings-daemon

On Sat, 2003-09-06 at 01:10, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 06, 2003 at 12:35:01AM -0400, Jody Goldberg wrote: 
> > The core of my problem with the Klipper approach is that it seems
> > over eager.  Why serialize and de-serialize a potentially large
> > amount of data, in several formats unless you really need to.  As
> > long as the application continues to run it is the best repository
> > of the information.  My understanding of the problem being addressed
> > is that we want to have clipboard content last even when an
> > application exits.  In that situation could we not transfer the
> > content only on exit ?
> Right, that's what Owen has always wanted to do. I don't think it gets
> you out of the core problem though (it's really still broken if
> pasting before exit and pasting after exit gives different results; so
> you really still want to preserve all possible formats when the
> clipboard manager takes over). So it seems to me like "take over only
> at exit" is more of an optimization than a solution.

I note that when I paste into oocalc, an import dialog prompts me to
select how the data should be handled.  Shouldn't/doesn't a clipboard
manager store content in terse, neutral format?  The receiving
application must decide which converter is necessary to transform the

Is there an issue of storing large data immediately to disk? 

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