On Fri, Sep 12, 2003 at 12:38:26PM +0200, Sven Neumann wrote:
> Oh, will you? I am sorry but if I remember correctly we postponed this
> until after 2.0 since we hope that until then there well be an
> accepted Free Desktop standard for this. Our prefered solution would
> be to offer the image data as image/png and so far there seems to be
> consensus that this is a good choice.

Any Free Desktop standard for routine image clipboard handling seems to
have been overtaken by events. There might still be room for some
discussion about hi-resolution or hi-precision graphics, but for the
average user the de facto standard is already set and since there's nothing
obviously wrong with it we can move on from there. X content negotation lets
us change our minds later, and GIMP's plug-in architecture lets us make
this modular if we decide that's necessary...

Is there any engineering reason why this shouldn't happen prior to 2.0,
assuming the spirit of Free Time is on our side?

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