Clipboard Improvements Idea

James Westby jw+debian at
Thu Apr 1 19:27:34 BST 2010

On Thu, 1 Apr 2010 01:22:44 -0400, Sarah Strong <sarah.e.strong at> wrote:
> Hey, David & Kevin,
> It does sound like you're describing parcellite's behaviour. Parcellite was
> designed as a low-footprint application, so the fact that it caches only
> from apps that request it using the ClipboardManager specification is
> probably by design.
> It's no longer maintained as of this winter,  but we could revive it and
> patch it, perhaps modeling changes after how the problem is dealt with in
> Klipper (KDE's equivalent) as a GSOC project. The issue of conforming to
> ClipboardManager specifications is also valuable, I think,
> but there's definitely more than one way to tackle this.
> My only worry with that is that it's included as a part of
> gnome-settings-daemon. I don't know who decides what gets included, but I'm
> wary of slowing down performance of a code app without consulting those who
> decided to include it when it had very light resource usage. Maybe any
> changes could be enabled/disabled with a flag?

What features does parcellite have that what's already in
gnome-settings-daemon doesn't?



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