Analysis of 10 years of

Bryce Harrington bryce at
Wed Jan 27 19:40:33 GMT 2010

On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 01:50:28PM -0500, Aaron Bentley wrote:
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> Bryce Harrington wrote:
> > Heh, as a counter example I would point to any "shed painting" exercise.
> > You have a clear bug with a simple solution, like say, "Make
> > ctrl-alt-bkspace not terminate X".  Literally a 10 minute bug to turn it
> > off.  Now add 75 commenters, each with their own differing idea on how
> > it should be solved, whether it should be solved, how to make it
> > configurable, etc. etc.  Your CEO even chimes in, and that only serves
> > to set off *another* 75 commenters...  You end up spending hours writing
> > specifications, implementing configuration tools, answering questions,
> > discussing it in meetings...  And then you spend 10 minutes and turn it
> > off.
> But can I have a way to turn it back on that works before I've logged
> into GNOME? :-)

Of course!

setxkbmap -option terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp


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