D5301: Introduce support for keyboard layout switching policies
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Tue Apr 4 17:21:40 UTC 2017
hein added a comment.
On a very high level I'm a little bit worried we're going to make the same mistake as on X11 again, where we have invested a lot into keyboard layout smarts (a KCM, a dynamic indicator, things like this) that ultimately don't satisfy modern requirements and have caused us to fall behind on proper text input support. The KCM should be managing input languages instead of keyboard layouts (though an appropriate layout for the language does also matter), the indicator should reflect the active input language engine, and so on. Most other systems do this, along with featuring language-agnostic stuff like emoji input and typing-booster prominently in the system and its UI.
Catching up to the state of the art should be on our minds ... is there anything you can think of here that would be worth making more generic at this point? Can this switching policy stuff later be subsumed by something higher-level that manages the layout?
To: graesslin, #kwin, #plasma
Cc: hein, plasma-devel, kwin, progwolff, lesliezhai, ali-mohamed, hardening, jensreuterberg, abetts, sebas, apol
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