[xubuntu-users] Shortcut to keyboard

Marko Oreskovic markoresko at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 16:03:03 UTC 2008

Radu-Cristian FOTESCU 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!
> (The pic is part of this: http://beranger.org/index.php?page=diary&2008/10/22/07/39/47-multiple-keyboard-layouts-in-xfc)

Hello Radu,

After your answer to the group, I reported a bug that requests new 
version of xfce4-xkb-plugin to be included in the new version of Ubuntu 
It is too lase to include it in 8.10 (Interpid) but it will be included
in the next release of Ubuntu (Code name Jaunty).

In the bug description you will see that I included all information
needed to get source and upstream information.

Feel free to add anything you like to the bug , subscribe to it,
including maybe your package or something , after the moment of starting 
repository for Jaunty, right after Interpid release is done.

Marko O.

You could easily do the same bug reporting for other distributions for 
them to include newer xkb plugin in their new releases.

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