Re: When was /dev/gpmdata put into use??
* Carel Fellinger <email@example.com> wrote:
> You could use an alias like "alias mc='mc -b'", couldn't you:) The
> otherway around is impossible without recompilation. BUT...
You mean "mc -d". I will add a note about it in README.Debian.
I must admit, that I use mc in xterms only, and then I use the mouse
only for cut&paste.
> In X it's clear from the visual context when the mouse is in
> `cut&paste' mode or in `command' mode.
Is it? Not in xterms.
> So I think it's wise to have a Debian policy to *not* have the mouse
> act in `command' mode on the console, unless specified otherwise by
> the user.
I am indifferent about this. Shift+mouse for cut&paste is documented
in mc's help.
> I'm no Debian-developer, so I think I'm not entitled to propose
> such a policy chance:(, besides, I don't know how to procede with
Check /usr/doc/debian-policy/policy-process.text.gz or the html
> Nontheless, I think the Debian mc man should alter the behaviour and
> the options for mc to reflect the above,
If you can convince upstream (the firstname.lastname@example.org) or make
it policy, then I will do it.
I can't really judge if this is a good thing or not. I will only
change mc's behaviour in a incompatible way (different mouse handling)
to its prior version for compelling reasons.