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Re: F11: xorg decision to disable Ctrl-Alt-Backspace



On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 06:42:59PM +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le dimanche 29 mars 2009 à 21:49 +0530, Rahul Sundaram a écrit :
> 
> > Changes are (primarily) being made upstream. Downstream users can
> > document and communicate changes which we have.
> 
> Sorry, but that is utter bull*. The discussed change was requested by
> Ubuntu users. It lived for quite a long time in their distro. Then it
> was submitted upstream by Unbuntu people. For better or worse upstream
> merged it.

No. The patch was written and committed by Daniel Stone, who is not an 
Ubuntu developer. The issue was discussed with the Fedora X maintainers 
before it was merged. Everyone involved agreed that not having a 
keystroke that caused immediate data loss was a sensible idea.

> At the same time, Fedora upstream devs didn't use their influence to
> block the change, didn't try to check what Fedora users wanted, and now
> we get the usual "upstream decided, live with it" speach.

A development mailing list is a poor way of judging user desire, as are 
non-representative polls.

-- 
Matthew Garrett | mjg59 srcf ucam org


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