DBus server for keyboard layouts
Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman)
raster at rasterman.com
Sat Oct 6 17:40:49 PDT 2007
On Sat, 6 Oct 2007 16:49:12 +0100 "Sergey Udaltsov" <sergey.udaltsov at gmail.com>
> > no - dbus will make things worse. this is X11. this service belongs at the x
> > protocol layer.
> I would totally agree unless there would be no things which are not
> related to x at all - countries/languages. This is higher language.
the problem is you ask for a specific language - but this modifies an x
property (key layout) and both local and remote apps will want/need to do this
- they should work the same way as far as the user goes. so dbus still is the
wrong place :)
> > you don't like xkb? write a library that wraps it and makes it
> > easier.
> Haha. First, there are several things which are broken in XKB and
> wrapper cannot fix them without losing network transparency.
> Especially when it comes to RMLVO-based configuration. Daniel Stone is
> working on that part - but it will appear (in the very base case) in
> the next stable version of Xorg. But again - this is all rather
> low-level matter. The proposed DBus interface trying to deal with
> higher-level terms which were never handled by X. Should we create
> another (XLOCALE?) extension instead of dbus service, what do you
you don't even need an extension - setting up a daemon that has an invisible x
window that listens for x client messages and can advertise state with
properties on its invisible window (which other apps can find) will do all your
work for you as if it were dbus - but it lives in x - thus is accessible to
everyone. you can extend xkb with such a protocol. pretty much the same way
wm's interact with client windows, copy and paste is done, tray icons are done
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