Removal of XFree86-Misc

Adam Jackson ajax at
Wed Jul 16 08:55:51 PDT 2008

On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 08:30 -0700, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> Daniel Stone wrote:
> >     XFree86: Remove XFree86-Misc extension
> >     
> >     Its last remaining purpose in life has been destroyed by input
> >     properties.  Au revoir: it's been fun, by which I mean awful.
> Xscreensaver uses XF86MiscSetGrabKeysState() and whines every time
> it blanks the screen if its configure found libXxf86misc but the
> server doesn't advertise XFree86-Misc.    What should it be using
> instead and has anyone sent a patch to jwz to use it?

Well, if the xf86misc API for that is gone, we should at least not whine
about it.  Attached patch should suppress the missing extension warning.

In the absence of API to control Allow{Deactivate,Closedown}Grabs from
the client side, I suggest we should take those options out of the
config file entirely.  Input people, any opinions?

- ajax
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