Re: patches

Quoting bulia byak <bulia dr com>:

The patch for file highlighting that I saw on the list is not
included in pre2. I saw no postings on the list to really argue
its usefulness, so why is it ignored?

Bad luck.  I missed it, and nobody else was interested enough to reply.  We now
have patch manager on  You may want to use it, although it
doesn't seem to be well suited for discussions.  More radical patches should be
published in the list mc-devel gnome org 

I'm asking because I have a few other patches (such as hotkeys in
hotlist) that I would like to contribute, and I just want to know
what is the procedure, and who is ultimately to decide whether to
include something or not. My idea was that the change is first
discussed on the list and if there are no well-founded arguments
against it but there is at least some interest (or the patch is very
small) it should be applied. Am I wrong?

Everybody has limitations (time, competence, attention).  I'm sorry that your
patch was ignored.  If it happens again, please use the patch manager.  Your
contributions will be welcome.

Another question: some time ago we were discussing an external
keybindings configuration through a config file (i.e. without source
patching and recompilation). If I remember it correctly, Pavel wrote
that it's not difficult and that he can implement that in a next
version. Can anyone please tell me what is the status of this?

Not quite.  What was implemented is the most low-level part.  All dialogs and
widgets are now getting the complete information about the keystrokes, including
the modifiers.

I wish I could implement the translation table, but it's probably to disruptive
for the 4.6.0 release.  Still it would be translation to the "logical keys"
(e.g. Ctrl-PgDn) rather that to the actions (go to the last line).  Maybe we
could do both in one step?  We need to think about it.

Pavel Roskin

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