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Re: dselect and customizable key bindings

On Sun, Aug 01, 1999 at 10:48:39PM +0900, sen_ml@eccosys.com wrote:
> to be honest i don't
> really want to get into having dselect be modified heavily, i want
> another program entirely.

Agreed on this.

> > If the keybindings are to be customizable, at least be sure to
> > hide the configuration very well!
> it would also seem a possiblity to let the user choose from sets of
> pre-rolled keybindings

Well, in fact this is _just_ the situation that I'm afraid of.

Let's have a situation:
 a) A newbie installs Debian, using emacs bindings.
 b) The same poor guy wants to install more packages and starts
    dselect: "What? Which keybindings did I use last time? I think
    it was these vi bindings..."

And what does the newbie think about Debian's ease of use after
his second dselect session? The dog of the family will be fed with
Debian CD's next morning!

The keybindings may be defined in a configuration file or
on command line but not anywhere where a common user will bump
into them.

Well, there's my pennies, I'm off to a week long trip now. :)


   Panu Hällfors, panupa@iki.fi

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