Terminal for ASU

Cédric Berger cedric.berger74 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 22 09:01:24 CEST 2008

Indeed I fail to see the advantage of having no manual triggering of keyboard.
On my desktop PC, I have never dreamt of my keyboard popping out of a
drawer when it thinks I should need it...

And this morning, after my daily opkg upgrade... I rebooted ASU and I
am stuck, not even able to enter my SIM PIN !!
Because... there was no keyboard on the screen !

On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 00:21, Al Johnson <openmoko at mazikeen.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>> On Monday 21 July 2008, Carsten Haitzler wrote:
>> sorry. "not in the design". it's not specified as a config option. i'm only
>> doing what's in the spec as there is much unhappiness if i do otherwise. if
>> you REALLY want the button you will have to hack the theme to put it back
>> in (as its just a theme element that emits a signal when pressed).
> GRR...defective by design. You've made a fair summary of my feelings on
> automated keyboards too. So what does the spec say about when there's another
> input device like a bluetooth or USB keyboard?
>> yes automatic keyboard popup is good, but we don't live in a world where we
>> can guarantee and force every app to behave perfectly. lots of things are
>> "ported" (recompiled) and forcing them to add patches to bring up keyboards
>> is just yet another barrier to porting and leaves us with less software :(

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