Subject: Re: wscons and more than two modifier keys
To: Quentin Garnier <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 04/17/2005 12:47:08
On Thu, 7 Apr 2005, Quentin Garnier wrote:

> (a) Forget about the idea.  In PeeCee we trust, although the pc105
>     layout includes the infamous Windows key, which is an additional
>     modifier already, so we can't take advantage of it in wscons.
> (b) Add a modifier, reformat the code so it takes a 2x2x2 matrix.
> (c) Do things differently, possibly using flags so that we don't
>     have to fill out 8 entries for every single key.
> While (b) keeps compatibility with existing keymaps, both (b) and
> (c) will break userland API, so we might as well choose a saner
> solution.

 	(c) sounds the most extensible, though it would be nice to provide
 	a 'compat' option so older wsconsctl binaries can read and write
 	keys in the original 2x2 matrix.

 		David/absolute       -- No hype required --