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

On 3/28/2009 10:55 AM, Gerry Reno wrote:
> Dan Nicholson wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 10:31 PM, Arthur Pemberton <pemboa gmail com> wrote:

>>> [2] http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xorg/2008-September/038786.html

>> The poll was meaningless; that thread just captures people's
>> sentiments. When the patch was committed, it was because the X
>> developers had been talking about it for a long time as being the
>> right thing to do.

> The X developers had been talking about without ANY community input. 
> That makes for very bad decisions.  They didn't even realize that people
> expect the Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to be available to them as it has for
> decades.  What is left unsaid is that there a lot of emacs users in
> Xorg.  Despite the fact that they sign as "a vim user",  they're all vim
> users but mostly emacs users,  and that's not the same as signing "not
> an emacs user".

> I've opened a thread on xorg-devel and have been getting nothing but
> ridiculous arguments in response.  Mostly like, "well *I* accidentally
> killed my X server while I was typing".  Total nonsense.  This is all
> about a tiny minority of Emacs users, mostly inside Xorg itself
> introducing a change that has a large to impact to the overall Xorg
> community and all for the benefit of just the tiny Emacs community. 
> That completely wrong and is bad stewardship.
> Fedora needs to see this change for what it really is and reject it.  We
> need to continue the historical default behavior for Ctrl-Alt-Backspace
> that users and sysadmins have counted on for decades without
> organizations and users needing to install special setups in xorg.conf
> which is a completely unnecessary bother and a waste of time and resources.

Just keep repeating to yourself, "Linux is an OS...   Linux is not a
cause...   Linux is an OS...   Linux is not a cause..."



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