[Xorg] Keyboard drivers: kbd vs. keyboard
krh at bitplanet.net
Mon Jul 5 16:37:04 PDT 2004
I was looking at the keyboard driver situation, and I was wondering why
we keep the legacy, built-in keyboard driver around,
I made a patch to remove the "keyboard" driver, which among other
things removes os specific xf86KbdLnx.c and others from xfree86/common,
removes all sorts special cases around initialization, and in general
removes much keyboard logic from xfree86/common and 4300 lines in total.
I chose to rename the modular "kbd" driver to "keyboard" so old config
files should continue to work.
I think this is worthwhile, but what are the cons? It's such a
low-hanging fruit; there must be a good reason the legacy driver is
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