[xubuntu-users] Shortcut to keyboard

Vincent mailinglists at vinnl.nl
Tue Oct 28 15:38:32 UTC 2008

On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 12:38 PM, Radu-Cristian FOTESCU <
beranger5ca at yahoo.ca> wrote:

> > I'm afraid this is not possible yet. IIRC this would be possible
> > in Xfce 4.6, which isn't released yet. You'll see it in Xubuntu
> > 9.04 and you _can_ install it in Xubuntu 8.10, but I wouldn't
> > recommend you to run any of these, seeing as they're not yet
> > released ;-).
> I have been despised by some Xfce developer(s) to have said that there is a
> mess and nobody cares about integrating the Xfce Goodies into any distro,
> but here it is:
> 1. There is *no* need for Xfce 4.6 wrt to the keyboard issue!
> 2. Is there any *justifiable* reason for *not* including xfce4-xkb-plugin
> >=0.5.0 instead of the antique 0.4.3? With the latest xfce4-xkb-plugin you
> can do everything, see this pic:
> http://beranger.org/blogo21/new_xkb-plugin.png
> Yes, you can set the keyboard layout switch key too, and yes, the latest
> xfce4-xkb-plugin doesn't depend on any newer Xfce!

Unfortunately you ripped the reply out of the context, so I can only reply
to some of you email, but... Could you please package the newer version of
xfce4-xkb-plugin? Sure, most people here would like to see Xubuntu
successful, but nobody (AFAIK) can do wonders so all the objections you can
think of for not packaging it apply to most people...

> (The pic is part of this:
> http://beranger.org/index.php?page=diary&2008/10/22/07/39/47-multiple-keyboard-layouts-in-xfc
> )
> Cheers,
> BĂ©ranger

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