[Bug 1181] Keyboard translation broken: uses raw keycodes

Augusto Arcoverde da Rocha agarobr.listas at gmail.com
Fri Mar 31 16:03:47 CST 2006

> On 3/31/06, Tom Spear <speeddymon at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think that rewriting the keyboard code in this way is a very good thing,
> and will be more than happy to help coordinate testing of it, although I
> can't test any myself.  Rewriting the code should allow us to close many of
> the keyboard related bugs in bugzilla, which will be a big BIG plus in my
> book.
> Like I said, if you want me to, I will coordinate testing of new code.  I'll
> start a new thread called keyboard rewrite and ask for volunteers with
> different keyboard layouts to reply to that thread to test new code.  I'm
> also going to create an offspring of the main wiki page for this project,
> once given confirmation that you will do the rewrite.
> Tom


"I offer a hand and you grab my arm?" ;-)
(in Portuguese this is a funny quote...)

I just said that I *started thinking* in rewriting the code, and I am
still thinking... Nevertheless, I'm not an experience C programmer --
like many programmers in this list -- and I don't know the X server
API and what vkey, keycode and keyscan mean until the last month when
I tried to solve bug 2400 ("Issue with Delete when NumLock active").

I have looked at the rdesktop code and found an approach completely
different of my ideas, a sign that I may be wrong (and probably am)
about "keysym2vkey". :-/

If Wine Devel Community has no problem in putting this task on new
hands -- even though I can dedicate full time to that task -- I also
haven't got a problem! 8D

I will get very happy if some more programmers offer some *arms* (or
some comments) to help me. :-)

But... I have a request... ;-)

Please apply the patch that I have sent to fix bug 2400 [1], because
the <del> + <comma> key bug is too annoying ... and, at least, the
problem is reduced until we can deliver a new keyboard driver.

[1] http://www.winehq.org/pipermail/wine-patches/2006-March/024891.html

Augusto Arcoverde da Rocha

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