[fpc-devel] Linux kernel behaviour change regarding keyboard

Tomas Hajny XHajT03 at mbox.vol.cz
Wed Jul 18 18:15:22 CEST 2007

Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Jul 2007, Marco van de Voort wrote:
>> > On 18 Jul 2007, at 14:08, Jonas Maebe wrote:
>> >
>> > >> Install the IDE setuid.
>> > >
>> > > That would be an extremely bad idea with the current stability
>> > > record of the IDE.
>> >
>> > Not to mention that it allows you to open and overwrite any arbitrary
>> > file.
>> Yes. Just like we all have for decades. And no, it is not ideal, but
>> apparantly that is what the kernel devels want as the only way to access
>> the
>> full terminal capability.
> You cannot distribute a tool which creates a security hole as large as
> from
> here till Tokio. That would not look good the day it is discovered, and
> arguments like "the kernel forcing us to do so" will not help us then.
> It just means you'll have less functionality.
> How does midnight commander solve it? As far as I know, it also
> has strange keyboard combinations ?

Yes, exactly. And as far as I know, this is one of the most common
complaints from people used to other NC-like managers running on other
systems (compare this to users used to TP/BP IDE). That's actually a very
good example. ;-)


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