preserving illume keyboard on update

Jelle De Loecker skerit at
Mon Aug 25 15:36:12 CEST 2008

But "who" is openmoko? What group of persons decide this? And surely 
they must know about this?
If not, and you want me to vent my frustration with the qpe keyboard 
somewhere else, just give me an address!
I've made a list! :)

I just hope this doesn't turn into something like the 
"gimp-in-one-window" struggle...

Here's hoping for a good solution!

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) schreef:
> On Sun, 24 Aug 2008 01:53:47 +0200 Jelle De Loecker <skerit at>
> babbled:
> the whole keyboard thing is a mess right now. illume has one - that seemingly
> people want. qpe has one that om wants. illume provides a gui config to turn
> it's keyboard on and off or launch a 3rd party vkbd app and use that. this gui
> is turned off by om and pretty much permanently inaccessible. qpe doesn't
> provide any way to say "yes" or "no" to getting its keyboard up. so basically
> qpe is playing the game of "take my keyboard or dont use qpe" right now, and
> illume is playing the game of "do what you want - i have config for that", but
> that game is pretty much inaccessible.
> there is a dbus call you can use to fiddle with some config but that
> incantation needs a dbus session key (so you'll need to steal it from a running
> session or do this with a terminal on the FR itself), but this still will only
> affect illume and do nothing about qpe.
> this all needs to be resolved and so it'll be a mess until it's cleared up. the
> wiki is not really correct - it's well behind any development and it's not
> really understanding how the keyboard works, but that has been changing rapidly

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