Fw: "sticky" xkb options ?

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Sun Aug 21 15:06:18 PDT 2011

On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 09:44:37PM -0700, 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.

The value would have to be generic too then, not all Option settings take a
comma as separator. Especially in the case of xkb variants, the effects can
be quite interesting.

mind you, I do wonder if a generic OptionAppend would confuse too much?
there are only a few options where it makes sense, and even for other XKB
settings it is a risky one to have.


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