[xkb] Re: xkeyboard-config and modular release

Alan Coopersmith Alan.Coopersmith at Sun.COM
Sun Apr 17 14:18:44 PDT 2005

Sergey Udaltsov wrote:
>>Any tool outside the X server and it's bundled configuration tools that
>>reads XKB configuration files is broken by design, so that's hardly much
>>of an argument.
> Well, that goes to the discussion 'why GNOME uses libxkbfile'. But so
> far noone managed to explain me how woud GNOME (libxklavier) get the
> list of available configuration options without reading
> xfree/xorg/base.xml (which is XKB configuration file, I'd say)

It sounds like what you want is an extension to XKB to retrieve that,
because you are trying to do things XKB was not designed to do.

What you have now is a broken hack that barely works when used with
the X server it expects, and breaks completely when you replace your
X server or remote display to a machine with a different X server.
But as you say, that's a separate discussion.

	-Alan Coopersmith-           alan.coopersmith at sun.com
	 Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering

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