Re: [Kde-hardware-devel] [PATCH 32/33] input: add KEY_WIRELESS_CYCLE

On Thursday 03 December 2009 10:43:32 Johannes Berg wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-12-03 at 10:22 +0100, Corentin Chary wrote:
> > Dear system infrastructure people,
> > Do you think a KEY_WIRELESS_CYCLE key would have any application ?
> Not really.
> The naming of the key ultimately will not matter one bit, because it'll
> be misnamed on most platforms anyway, unless we want to do DMI matching
> or something to name the key. And even then, if there's a wifi key but
> no bluetooth key, users may prefer to have the wifi key act as a cycle
> key instead.
> Therefore, this ought to all be policy in the rfkill daemon.
> rfkill-input will be going away as soon as somebody writes a simple
> daemon that allows doing such things, I really don't see us adding
> support for a cycle key to the kernel code, and for the userspace code
> it doesn't matter since users will configure it independent of the key
> code anyway.

This sounds reasonable to me, as the wireless guy in the KDE camp.  I don't 
want to have to handle these keypresses in a user session anyway - I prefer 
that NetworkManager picks up on them and notifies the client of the state 


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