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Re: XF4.2 packages think Alt is Meta

On Fri, Jun 21, 2002 at 05:42:06PM +0200, Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:
> The 4.1 configuration makes the 102 key layout incompatible with the
> 104 key one.  The 4.2 configuration makes the 104 key layout a strict
> superset of the 102-key one.
> This was discussed in depth on Xpert, and the 4.2 layout reflects the
> rough consensus reached.  I may be wrong, but I seem to recall Branden
> as saying that he doesn't care either way.

Well, let me elaborate a little:

1) I personally don't care, since I remap the funny keys on the bottom
row to suit my own strange tastes anyway;
2) I don't want to subject my users to shock and horror.
3) I don't want to deviate gratuitously from upstream practice.

All this means is that 1) doesn't do anything to sway me between 2) and

I'd appreciate input from the people on this list as to the impact of
XFree86 4.2 on 2) and 3).  Are those goals truly in conflict?  Is this
only a problem for people with buggy window managers?  How many Debian
users use window managers that are buggy in this way?

G. Branden Robinson                |    Somebody once asked me if I thought
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    sex was dirty.  I said, "It is if
branden@debian.org                 |    you're doing it right."
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |    -- Woody Allen

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