[Sugar-devel] Python and XKB [WAS: Re: XO-1 keyboard issues, partial setxkbmap workaround]

Sayamindu Dasgupta sayamindu at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 17:12:08 EDT 2009


On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 2:50 PM, Martin Dengler
<martin at martindengler.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 03:23:39AM +0530, Sayamindu Dasgupta wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 10:10 PM, Martin Dengler
>> <martin at martindengler.com> wrote:
>> > On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 04:26:17AM +0530, Sayamindu Dasgupta wrote:
>> >> [olpc set /etc/sysconfig/keyboard from OFW's data and had no UI for
>> >> keyboard configuration]
>> >
>> > We could just get rid of the keyboard configure GUI and have people
>> > edit the file still (and automatically maintain it as you suggest).
>> > The range of choices available in the config file is huge, and I'm not
>> > sure what it really adds to give people a very limited UI.
>> >
>> But that will work only on the XO :-).
> Define "work" :).  Editing a file works everywhere.  Editing a file
> that's maintained by the distribution (SoaS) works everywhere in that
> distro.

Oops - sorry, I missed out the "people editing the file part" :-). (I
should really go to sleep early on some days)

I have just pushed an initial edition of pyxkb to Git:

It works for me (though it may crash if you don't use it under ideal
Some examples:

#Get a list of all the layouts

#Get a list of all variant for the 'us' layout:

#Get the enabled layouts:

#Enable 'us(olpc2)' and 'af(olpc-ps)' layout:
pyxkb.set_layouts(['us', 'es'])
pyxkb.set_variants(['olpc2', 'olpc-ps'])

I think the above should be sufficient to implement a basic keyboard
configuration control panel extension for Sugar.


Sayamindu Dasgupta

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