Subject: Re: i386 xterm key bindings
To: NetBSD current-users mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Julian Coleman <J.D.Coleman@newcastle.ac.uk>
Date: 07/04/2000 16:31:56
Jonathan Stone wrote:
> I recently upgraded a machine to 1.5_ALPHA and got an xterm where
> someone made the Delete keysym generate the keyad delete.
Someone == the Xfree people. It seems that all the world is a PC these
days and on a PC, delete left is <backspace> and <delete> does the opposite
of <insert>. This is also the definition that the curses specification uses.
I did mention this a little while ago on current-users but didn't get many
> If the current setup doesn't acutally support that, then I propose we
> back out the keybinding changes to xterm, and submit a pullup request
> to do the same in 1.5. At least until someone fixes the current bugs.
> Tom Ivar Helbekkmo wrote:
> It isn't, and the answer is in the xterm man page. In .Xdefaults:
> XTerm*deleteIsDEL: true
I'd guess a solution is to make this the default in our xterm version. We
won't be compatible with the rest of the Xfree 4-using world, but at least
we'll be backwardly compatible. Thoughts?
My other computer also runs NetBSD