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

On 06/09/03 20:18, Mario Vukelic wrote:

I agree that the clipboard daemon is not at fault for mem usage here.

However, I thought the whole point of the exercise is to get rid of the
horribly outdated clipboard model that can only transfer text?
The X selection model has never been limited to text. The owner of the selection advertises a number of targets (ie. formats), and the pasting application requests the target. The data is then transfered in that format. If no client ever pastes, no data ever gets transfered.

This way, an app can advertise the selection in multiple formats without any penalty. If every time an app advertised clipboard data, it would be requested in every advertised format, then this wouldn't be the case.


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