[Xorg] Keyboard drivers: kbd vs. keyboard

Egbert Eich eich at pdx.freedesktop.org
Tue Jul 6 06:53:07 PDT 2004

Kristian Høgsberg writes:
 > Yeah, I suspected as much.  But isn't that a chicken-and-egg problem? If 
 > the legacy driver continues to be supported, we'll never get the missing 
 > bits done for the new driver.  I really think it's worthwhile, and it 
 > ties in nicely with the XInput cleanup/hotplug work.
 > What about marking the legacy driver as deprecated (print a big warning 
 > if it is used) and encourage people to use the new driver.  After a 
 > while, maybe the release after the next, we remove the legacy driver.

What you should do is to disable build by default and allow people 
to enable it if they have to. This will be a gentle hint that OS
maintainers should take action.
It would be even better to declare it deprecated and set a date by
which it will go away, announce and discuss it on the mailing list
(here) and on the Wiki (should we have a developers announce?). 
Unfortunately not every group that's interested in X is assembled 
here (yet).


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