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Re: Bug#401296: [g-i] The point about bugs related to keyboard handling

(Replying to the list as this does not really concern the BRs.)

On Monday 04 December 2006 15:10, Attilio Fiandrotti wrote:
> I really wonder if we'll make in time for Etch to fix these bugs, and
> if wouldn't be better concentrating on more severe bugs, like #373253
> and #400898, which look like they can be easily fixed/workarounded in
> the short term.

I agree, but as I've never said differently that can't come as a 
surprise :-)

Any news from dok about #373253? If not, I'll apply the workaround in the 
build system.

AFAIK we have the following issues open for g-i (i386/amd64):
- AMD64 VT switch crash
- keymap issues (dead keys, some encoding issues)
- fails to load on some machines with rgba pixel format
- crazy mouse pointer (switches to crosshair instead of arrow)
- weird titles during pkgsel/tasksel (see below)
- missing cdebconf-gtk-entropy udeb resulting in no support for
  random keys for partman-crypto; IIUC Colin says support for loading
  such a udeb is missing too
- no shell in graphical environment
- games!

As far as I'm concerned all these issues except the first (for which we 
have a fix, though it is a bit of a hack) could be ignored for Etch (and 
listed as errata if important enough).
IMO it is more important now not to break things than to rush relatively 
untested fixes into the installer.

There is one issue where the gtk frontend behaves differently from the 
newt frontend, and that is while displaying titles during tasksel.
You will see the title (top right on the screen) switch to the strangest 
Cause seems to be the use of an obsoleted debconf TITLE command in 
packages that are being installed in /target. The newt frontend seems to 
ignore those (or at least does not display them this prominently).
It would be nice to have this fixed before Etch as it causes some 
confusion with users.


P.S. Attilio: I hope that also answers your recent private mail.

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