Mike Miscevic wrote:
Hello Warren, Thomas,
I gleaned your email/contacts in the spec file for SDL-1.2.12-5,
fedora8. Hope this is the right place to send this request, if not, my
Would you consider adding the attached patch which permits CAPSLOCK and
NUMLOCK keys to behave like normal keys? SDL's position I believe is to
reduce behavior of those keys as per their cross-platform desires.
However, in many x86 video games it is desirable (and by default in
certain cases) to use CAPSLOCK key like any other. Native linux (retail)
game such as Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and other idsoftware technology
based titles are such games.
Other linux distros seem to apply the patch, or similar. Mandriva comes
to mind. I noticed this when switching from Mandriva to Fedora.
Please find attached the patch for your consideration.
The patch, similar to Mandriva's patch (which I believe came from
Debian?) checks (during an init-phase of SDL) for the existance of env
SDL_DISABLE_LOCK_KEYS and if found enables "normal" key behavior for
lock keys. So this is opt-in for changed behavior.
Let's see if our Games SIG agrees upon it.
CC'ing this to fedora-games-list. How do people feel about this?