debxo 0.3 release

pgf at pgf at
Sun Nov 2 23:06:23 EST 2008

david at wrote:
 > On Sun, 2 Nov 2008, pgf at wrote:
 > > on a traditional PC keyboard, the keypad area to the right
 > > contains duplicate arrow, pgup/down and home/end keys that are
 > > operational when numlock is not in effect.  the gamepad produces
 > > the same keycodes that those keypad keys do.  i.e., the dpad
 > > produces keypad up/down/left/right, and the square/check/circle/
 > > cross keys produce the traditional keypad page up/down and
 > > home/end.  (not necessarily in that order -- i don't have an XO
 > > handy to verify which are which.)
 > hmm, I don't think they are the same keycodes at the hardware level. if 
 > they were then they would work the same in all software, and what I'm 
 > seeing is that on the debxo systems the game keys are doing nothing. given 
 > that the system can tell the difference between booting and holding down a 
 > game key, or booting and holding down an arrow key, they have to be 
 > different at some point.

yes, i see what you mean -- just tried it.  i stand corrected --
i didn't think there was much magic there, but i guess there's
more than i thought.

 paul fox, pgf at

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