Bug#965345: mousetweaks: no longer used by GNOME, should be removed or transferred to a new maintainer

smcv at debian.org smcv at debian.org
Tue Jul 21 16:36:58 BST 2020

On Tue, 21 Jul 2020 at 19:20:30 +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:
> > - ${desktop}-control-center has options to enable mouse accessibility
> >   (click-on-hover/"dwell clicks" and/or simulated secondary clicks),
> >   but those options just set the value of a key in GSettings
> There is no code in cinnamon-control-center that references mousetweaks
> or it gconf setting.

That's a good point. In GNOME the UI for mouse a11y
features was always in gnome-control-center, but it
looks as though Cinnamon has moved it out of c-c-c and into
in src:cinnamon. Look for "a11y.mouse".

So removing the Recommends from c-c-c was definitely correct, even if
you might want to add it back somewhere else (probably c-s-d).

This still looks like approximately "the same shape" as in GNOME -
UI in a settings app, controlling an implementation in a core desktop
component - which is really the only arrangement that could make sense
for features like this one.

(As a side note, this is GSettings, not gconf. GSettings is an abstraction
layer in GLib for the equivalent of GNOME 2's use of gconf. In practice
the backend for it on Unix systems is dconf, which is a more direct
replacement for gconf.)


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