2014-04-15 11:40 GMT+02:00 PCMan <pcman.tw@gmail.com>:
Hello,
I'd like to raise this issue again.
Previously lxinput-qt provides configuration tools for keyboard and mouse.
It handles things like delay, repeat interval, acceleration of mouse
pointer, ...etc.
The original lxqt-config-mouse only handles mouse cursor theme. It
does not manage other mouse configurations. It's obvious that it might
be better to merge them.
I already have working code in my own branch, but I noticed a problem.
Now lxqt-config-input (the merged program) has three config pages.
One is for keyboard settings, and the other two are for mouse settings
and cursor theme settings.
If later we support keyboard layout settings, there will be four pages.
The config dialog will become crowded.
I hence want to propose splitting it into two programs,
lxqt-config-keyboard for keyboard related settings and
lxqt-config-mouse for mouse settings + cursor theme.
Configure all input devices in one place sounds good, but having
smaller and simpler separate tools is an appealing option, too.
Any comments?
Guys I'd like to ask for your comments before I continue hacking on this.
If you guys don't like the idea of splitting keyboard and mouse
setting tools, I can merge them into lxqt-config-inut, a single config
program for all input devices.


I think one way of reasoning about modules is to ask: Would it make sense for a user to replace it with something else?

I mean: You could imagine a user - say a gamer - buying some ultra-advanced gaming-mouse with a gazillion buttons and extra functionality. Then he/she might want to use a special-purpose application to configure that mouse, but still use lxqt-config-keyboard. In that case separation of config-mouse and config-keyboard would seem ok. So I'd say yes, split in 2 :-).

I'm not sure about the cursor-theme, though. I feel it would be more naturally placed in lxqt-config-appearance. But maybe tradition from other desktops is to place it where one configures the mouse?

br. Chr.
 
Thank you.

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