* Andy Ross -- Thursday 27 May 2004 21:18: > IMHO, we want to adhere to *either* the traditional toggle convention > *or* the no-shift-means-down/shift-means-up idea. Using a combination > in the default mappings is confusing. Likewise, we have other > bindings (magnetos, flaps) that use yet another convention ("key > pair") to indicate increase/decrease.
Toggle is undesirable for anything that doesn't necessarily give any feedback. Especially the gear in aircrafts without gear lever and/or control lights. Shift/No-Shift makes more sense, is more secure, and saves the life of hundreds of virtual passengers. Side-by-side does only work for digits and parentheses. Letters aren't guaranteed to be side by side on every keyboard layout. Some sick people have Dvorak keyboards! ;-) > > Lastly, while we're at it, get rid of any key bindings define in the > > code and put the mappings in keyboard.xml. > > This is done already. There are no more hard-coded key bindings in > the C++ code. Outside of bindings done for aircraft, everything is > in keyboard.xml. Yes. It's considered in the "true" map.pdf document, at http://member.aon.at/mfranz/map.pdf. This is only occasionally committed to cvs. m. _______________________________________________ Flightgear-devel mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://mail.flightgear.org/mailman/listinfo/flightgear-devel