#12645 HIGH 13.2.0: Spanish HS Keyboard OFW/Linux definitions likely incorrect

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#12645: Spanish HS Keyboard OFW/Linux definitions likely incorrect
           Reporter:  greenfeld  |       Owner:  wad                              
               Type:  defect     |      Status:  assigned                         
           Priority:  high       |   Milestone:  13.2.0                           
          Component:  distro     |     Version:  Development build as of this date
         Resolution:             |    Keywords:  XO-4 spanish keyboard            
        Next_action:  design     |    Verified:  0                                
Deployment_affected:             |   Blockedby:                                   
           Blocking:             |  
Changes (by wad):

  * next_action:  diagnose => design


 A bisection shows that the regression occurred between 11.3 and 12.1.
 Build 11.3.1 (os885) works fine (released June 2012, first in July 2011),
 and build 12.1.0-build21 fails (released Aug. 2012).

 Looking in /usr/share/X11/xkb/, there were a number of pieces which didn't
 get picked up upstream.   The olpcm part of the es symbols file, any rules
 for olpcm variants, and the olpc compat file (enabling game keys as
 keyboard keys).

 The olpcm implementation as originally proposed seems un-necessary, as
 there are no keys in the union of the two keycode sets which have multiple
 symbols bound to them.   So I tried merging it into the es(olpc)
 definition instead.   The problem is that some keys in the es(olpc)
 definition aren't defined using actual keycodes, but instead use symbolic
 keycodes (TLDE, BKSL, I219).  I'll try finding actual keycodes for these
 later today.

 I don't know about the missing compat file.  Was this dropped
 intentionally ?   It does allow scrolling around many apps using the game
 keys on non-touch machines.

 The rule changes should be unnecessary if we merge the symbols
 descriptions ?

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/12645#comment:5>
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