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Re: Console-client xkb keyboard plugin

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: Console-client xkb keyboard plugin
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 00:52:40 +0100
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On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 12:22:07AM +0100, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 12:02:51AM +0100, M. Gerards wrote:
> > I only support the compiled format. When a user wants to use the XKB format 
> > the
> > external xkbcomp program can be used to compile the keymap. This action data
> > structure can't be modified without losing compatibility.
> There is no gain in compatibility to anything but the human readable format. 
> And we need to be able to extend the action format in the human readable
> format.

Also I should say that we only need to compatible in one direction: to be
able to use the X human readable configuration files.  Any other types of
compatibility is downright irrelevant.  Unless we want to implement the X
protocol in the console client, which is certainly a cool hack, but also a
bit overkill.

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