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Re: Maintaining Unixtree

Posted By: john hrdo <>
Date: May-20-2004 10:30 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Maintaining Unixtree (Mathias Winkler)


Thank you for the restool tutorial.

When I run it, I get the current Unixtree
keybindings but not the combo keys. You have to
know from other sources that F3 and F4 switch
context so that the same key may have a different

It is easy to change keys if you respect the
constraints imposed. Try changing keys to take
advantage of the Linux shift state for
ctrl/alt/shift (which Midnight Commander does). No
way, you have to go into the source and understand
it with all its intermediate layers to accommodate
obsolete Unix hardware, crippled keyboards in the
first place.

You receive plenty of Unixtree queries from
minority groups. They should help themselves. Your
original message was: maintenance of Unixtree is a
burden to the author and volunteers are needed.

It will be easier to find volunteers for something
topical, no need for nostalgic 1990 remembrances, no
need for Unix leftovers. Unix is disappearing,
Linux is what matters.

I still think the Unixtree creator should put in a
last effort, a couple of hours, and reduce the
current Unixtree source for Linux to code streamlined
for x86, VGA, DOS/Windows keyboard (and with the end user
in mind, not the system administrator). Everything else
is ballast.



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