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Re: Console-client xkb keyboard plugin

From: M. Gerards
Subject: Re: Console-client xkb keyboard plugin
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 10:33:26 +0100
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> 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.

The user can share the same map between the Hurd and X. But I think all there 
is a way to add features and still remain compatible. Before I can confirm this 
I have to test it first.
> And we need to be able to extend the action format in the human readable
> format.
> No user cares about the compiled format!

I agree. It's just nice to support the compiled format. Especially now, because 
I want to write support for the XKB features first. I can write a XKB (human 
readable format) parser later.

Marco Gerards

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