honest ubuntu roadmap (Re: [hoary] Array CD 7/6 bugs

Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Tue Mar 22 17:29:26 UTC 2005


On Tue, Mar 22, 2005 at 07:25:03PM +0200, Marius Gedminas wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 23, 2005 at 01:46:47AM +1100, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 21, 2005 at 07:26:22PM -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > > On Tue, Mar 22, 2005 at 02:09:23PM +1100, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > > > On Mon, Mar 21, 2005 at 06:47:30PM -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > > > > On Tue, Mar 22, 2005 at 02:48:00AM +0100, Philippe Landau wrote:
> > > > > > ctrl-c something in firefox, alt-F4, clipboard is empty.
> > > > > 
> > > > > Please file a bug in Bugzilla.
> > > > 
> > > > Not really -- this is just one of the quirks in how X functions.
> > > 
> > > It behaves that way with respect to the current selection, but the
> > > clipboard?
> > 
> > AIUI, the clipboard is just another selection -- you have the
> > PRIMARY, SECONDARY, and CLIPBOARD buffers?  But I may be wrong, and
> > it may be that CLIPBOARD should be filled when it is first grabbed,
> > so it will stay populated past when the grabbing application exits.
> > 
> > Nope.  jwz's page seems to back this up:
> > http://www.jwz.org/doc/x-cut-and-paste.html
> > 
> > The clipboard's just another, unfortunately-named, selection.
> 
> FYI, freedesktop.org has a draft clipboard manager spec:
> 
>    The Clipboard manager specification describes a way for a clipboard
>    manager to store clipboard data when applications quit.
> 
>    http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Standards_2fclipboard_2dmanager_2dspec
> 
> Unfortunately, the link to the spec itself gives me a page not found
> error.

Here's a working link:

  http://pdx.freedesktop.org/Standards/clipboards-spec

Marius Gedminas
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