[TAG] 2.6's constant complaining about untranslated keyboard keys
ben at callahans.org
Wed Jun 16 02:13:31 MSD 2004
On Tue, Jun 15, 2004 at 02:35:54PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Ben Okopnik (ben at callahans.org):
> > Humm. Interesting, and includes an echo of the licensing wars. Thanks,
> > Thomas!
> Pardon the 'Merkin metaphor: Licensing strikes me as just the Lexington
> Green of that conflict, and not the Navigation Acts.
Apt. Yeah, I could hear mighty engines moving in the background and the
sounds of incipient panic and crowds running up 5th Avenue - X is *not*
something you can trivially mess about and expect people to just yawn in
response. I hadn't even realized there was a conflict until I read it.
> That is, the changeover at XFree86 from Keith Packard to David Dawes
> seems to have let Dawes immediately implement a number of missteps of
> which the stealth relicensing and consequent newly-introduced licence
> incompatibilities was the final straw. Fortunately, Packard and many
> others went to X.org.
Sheesh. Well, my X has been misbehaving lately anyway. Wonder if
Freesco/Berlin/whatever they're calling it these days is soup yet?
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