Support multiple MIME types on clipboard

Bug #1778357 reported by Seth Hillbrand on 2018-06-23
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Seth Hillbrand

Bug Description

Cut/Copy functions in all applications should provide multiple MIME formats for interacting with other applications (and instances of KiCad).

Example:
Copy from Eeschema should have 3 MIME formats:
application/kicad: A serialized format of the items copied
image/svg: An SVG image of the selected items
image/png: A PNG image of the selected items

All three are provided at the same time to the system clipboard (it is up to the pasting application which to use)

Pasting takes into KiCad allows, in order,
1) serialized format
2) image/png or other bitmap
3) vector lines from dxf/svg/etc if into pcbnew

This affects https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/1728264

Even, when past in Eeschema/Pcbnew some:
1) Text -> recognize as text edit box
2) Image -> Insert as image

So this may create a "bi-direction" functionality.

Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2018-07-25
summary: - Clipboard Improvement
+ Support multiple MIME types on clipboard
Wayne Stambaugh (stambaughw) wrote :

Version 5.1 is in feature freeze. Moving to 6.0.0 milestone.

Changed in kicad:
milestone: 5.1.0 → 6.0.0-rc1

Some advance for this feature at Nightly versions?

Seth Hillbrand (sethh) wrote :

The main branch is not open for new features yet. Patience... :-)

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