merging keyboard & keyboard shortcuts capplets

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Fri Apr 25 07:19:23 UTC 2008

Hi all,

> Not sure if this is the right list to send this to, but anyway:
I'm not sure either :P
> Around a month ago I uploaded a patch to GNOME bugzilla to merge the
> keyboard shortcuts capplet (gnome-keybinding-properties) into the
> keyboard capplet (gnome-keyboard-properties) [1]. This was discussed
> on the gnomecc-list [2], but there was fairly limited interest from
> the gnome-control-center developers.
> I'm wondering if there is any interest in adopting this patch in
> Ubuntu. Clearly there is a lot of work left to be done on the patch,
> but I'd prefer not to spend working time on it if there isn't any
> interest. In particular I'm looking for developer interest, i.e. from
> whoever would be in a position to eventually commit this to Ubuntu. I
> believe that with some work this patch can be redone in a way that
> will minimise the size of the patch (and therefore not cause horrible
> breakage if/when there are upstream changes).


> Note that reducing the number of items in System->Preferences is the
> 4th highest idea on Ubuntu brainstorm [3], and there are numerous
> related Launchpad bugs / wiki pages / blog posts / etc. [4][5],
> probably more if you dig deep enough...

Yeah, lots of them would be better if merged: Network tools/Network, etc.

> Cheers,
> Jared Moore
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