Re: State of the X clipboard, and perhaps a solution
- From: Jeffrey Stedfast <fejj ximian com>
- To: Jerry Haltom <jhaltom feedbackplusinc com>
- Cc: Alan Cox <alan lxorguk ukuu org uk>, Sean Middleditch <elanthis awesomeplay com>, desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: State of the X clipboard, and perhaps a solution
- Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 14:00:11 -0400
On Fri, 2004-04-23 at 12:42 -0500, Jerry Haltom wrote:
> They in the real world are going to have to deal with apps that hang due
> to network failures, NFS going on holiday and all the other realities.
> Clipboards have to be robust to some degree.,
Agreed. This would have to be implemented safely. For example... when a
program enters "sleeping waiting for clipboard" state, it should have
closed all open files, and essentially for all intensive purposes shut
down completely. The only remaining data that should be active in the
program is the copied data and the code to transform it.
...and the X connection, and the X widgets which are needed for copy/paste to work
you should know that what you are asking of applications is a non-trivial thing. Try implementing your ideas in a few of the more complex applications and I'm sure you'll give up and agree that your idea is a no-can-do.
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