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Re: Working for Debian is not just about packages

At around Sun, 1 Aug 1999 12:20:55 +0300,
 Panu Hällfors <panupa@iki.fi> may have mentioned:

> On Sun, Aug 01, 1999 at 11:23:37AM +0900, sen_ml@eccosys.com wrote:
> > as a complete digression, has there ever been any talk of allowing
> > keybindings to be customized in dselect?  (perhaps this is not
> > something i should ask :-) )
> Yes, dselect is confusing for beginners and that's something that
> needs to be given a thought. But allowint the changing of the key
> bindings really isn't doing any good for that!

this point has probably been raised before, but if a user has a vi or
emacs like background, i'm sure they would appreciate having
keybindings that are much more similar to that -- if this were
achievable via a customization file, these could be created once and
then used by many people.

> It's hard enough for a beginner to learn the default dselect, needs
> he learn it again every time is absolutely too much. 

i'm not sure i follow what you mean here.

> Just imagine a newbie calling his guru accross the street and the
> guru coming to fix the newbie's installation - with different key
> bindings than in the guru's own dselect!

uh, well, i think a sensible implementation would allow one to use the
default keybindings -- that is ignore customizations.  so i don't
agree that this is a problem.  a command line option to not read in
any customized bindings should be trivial to implement -- as an
example, iirc, in emacs, the -q command line option causes emacs to
ignore the .emacs file when starting up.

am i missing what you mean?

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