Event to Action Mapping

Peter Hutterer mailinglists at who-t.net
Wed Apr 11 18:35:15 PDT 2007

On 11/04/2007, at 22:22 , Thorsten Wilms wrote:
> I asked here before about input event handling and now would like to
> present the reason :)
> A proposal to move the mapping of input events to actions form an
> application to a system-wide level.
> More on:
> http://thorwil.wordpress.com/2007/04/10/event-to-action-mapping-1/
> All feedback welcome, including on style, terminology and grammar.

putting shortcut handling in between the hardware and X is suicide.

A windowing system like X basically has two jobs to do: render stuff  
to the screen and provide input events to whoever is interested. what  
you do with the input events is not the windowing sytem's problem.

if you want to enable global action events, provide a client-side  
library that can convert keyboard events to actions. apps app have to  
link in the library and call interpretationProc for events.

(also, I recommend for the next time to write the meat of the article  
first, was a bit tough to get down to the interesting parts)


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