merging keyboard & keyboard shortcuts capplets

Milan Bouchet-Valat nalimilan at
Sat Apr 26 09:08:11 UTC 2008

Le vendredi 25 avril 2008 à 16:23 +1000, Jared Moore a écrit :
> 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.
This is a good idea, but what Matthias Clasen says [2] about adding mouse gestures to a broader Shortcuts applet is not stupid either. Though I can agree he's maybe not as comprehensive as he could be... ;-)

> 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...
I don't think it is reasonable to fork upstream GNOME since this will
lead to quite a few problems when they change their applets. Imagine for
example they create a Mouse gestures tab in the Shortcuts applet. Where
will it go in Ubuntu?

But maybe you can propose them to help merging applets that they'd like
to see merged. Bluetooth preferences could go to Removable devices for
example, and I'm sure there are plenty of ideas in that way.

Hope this helps - anyway IMHO your goal is right (TM)

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