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Re: Bug#78254 acknowledged by developer (Re: Bug#78254: xkb definition files should be locate on /usr subdirectory)

On Wed, Nov 29, 2000 at 06:39:50PM +0100, Zdenek Kabelac wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 28, 2000 at 04:46:58PM +0100, Zdenek Kabelac wrote:
> > > I would say that /etc/X11/xkb is not the best place for these files.
> > 
> > Upstream disagrees.
> > 
> Hi
> May I know who is the "Upstream" ??

The XFree86 Project, Inc. <http://www.xfree86.org/>

> As I really think /etc is for configuration files and the xkb files
> are not configuration files  (unless you think everyone should configure
> its own keyboard - but then again I think that's why xmodmap is here)

You're wrong.  xmodmap is an underpowered tool for sophisticated keyboard
needs.  People can and do modify xkb definition files, and in fact I think
I have one or two open bug reports from long ago, asking that they be

Please direct further argument upstream.  I'm shipping the files where the
default Makefiles place them.

G. Branden Robinson            |     It doesn't matter what you are doing,
Debian GNU/Linux               |     emacs is always overkill.
branden@deadbeast.net          |     -- Stephen J. Carpenter
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