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#1 2013-03-26 08:29:09

koshak
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[WONTFIX] xorg-server hotkeys on release

Hello!

In xorg there's an oldtime bug which is still not closed https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=865

Shortly, the problem is when you have some functions binded to alt+shift and alt+shift+R, the latter won't work. The system will recognize and trigger only alt+shift part.

As seen in the discussion, ubuntu merged the proposed patch in its xorg-server implementation.

In AUR there is patched xorg-server-bug865 package.

Is there a chance that this patch will be merged in the [Extra] xorg-server package?

Last edited by koshak (2013-04-12 11:27:07)

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#2 2013-03-26 18:16:48

Inxsible
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Re: [WONTFIX] xorg-server hotkeys on release

the policy of Arch is that it almost never patches upstream packages. There are certain exceptions as always, but your best bet is that upstream fixes it. I am not sure if this case falls in one of those exception cases or not. That is best decided by the dev who packages the app/package. You might want to contact him/her to get a definitive answer.


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#3 2013-03-28 06:35:00

EasySly
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Re: [WONTFIX] xorg-server hotkeys on release

I faced with the same thing. And when xorg-server avalaible I manually patch using PKGBUILD from abs sad
Strange that this fix wasn't integrated with upstream sad Ubuntu already apply this path to yours upstream.

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#4 2013-03-28 07:28:15

koshak
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Re: [WONTFIX] xorg-server hotkeys on release

Having read the discussion to the bug, I don't see any reasons for ignoring this patch in the upstream.
"If Mohammed will not go to the mountain, the mountain must come to Mohammed."
Maybe we should contact xorg-server maintainers Jan de Groot and Andreas Radke (via bugreport, for example) and ask to add this patch to the official package.
It's not a problem to rebuild the package by my own, or use AUR, but I think in this case the game is worth the candle.

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#5 2013-04-10 08:31:36

koshak
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Re: [WONTFIX] xorg-server hotkeys on release

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