Fw: "sticky" xkb options ?

Marty Jack martyj19 at comcast.net
Sun Aug 21 03:29:32 PDT 2011

On 08/21/2011 12:44 AM, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> On 08/20/11 12:45, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
>> On 08/20/11 11:50, Matthieu Herrb wrote:
>>> And sticky xkboptions could be useful for other options too, given
>>> that a way to reset them explicitely also exist.
>> Yes, an "XkbOptionsAdd" or similar to append instead of clear/set would
>> be very nice.   It would need to handle autoadding the , separator between
>> entries, but that shouldn't be hard.
> Actually I guess it would be OptionAppend "XkbOptions" instead of
> Option "XkbOptionsAdd", since the option parser would need to know
> to do the append instead of just replacing the existing value for
> that option.

You could get into a definitional/user misunderstanding nightmare if this isn't carefully thought through.  The server gets all done with startup and xorg.conf.d and later someone does a "setxkbmap" or if the DE does one behind your back.  What happens then.  Do the OptionAppends stay or disappear?

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