merging keyboard & keyboard shortcuts capplets

Jared Moore cornflake.pirate at gmail.com
Fri Apr 25 07:23:48 BST 2008


Not sure if this is the right list to send this to, but anyway:

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...

Cheers,
Jared Moore

[1] http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=78102
[2] Thread beginning at
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnomecc-list/2008-March/msg00018.html
[3] http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/most_popular_ever/
[4] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MenusRevisited2
[5] http://architectfantasy.com/?p=25



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