Debian Bug report logs - #733349
ITP: kbdlight -- simple application that changes MacBooks' keyboard backlight level

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: David Moreno <damog@debian.org>

Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2013 18:33:02 UTC

Owned by: David Moreno <damog@debian.org>

Severity: wishlist

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From: David Moreno <damog@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: kbdlight -- simple application that changes MacBooks' keyboard backlight level
Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2013 19:30:58 +0100
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: David Moreno <damog@debian.org>

* Package name    : kbdlight
  Version         : 1.2
  Upstream Author : Hugo Osvaldo Barrera <hugo@osvaldobarrera.com.ar>
* URL             : https://github.com/hobarrera/kbdlight
* License         : ISC
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : simple application that changes MacBooks' keyboard backlight level

kbdlight is very simple application that changes MacBooks' keyboard backlight level.
.
While usable standalone, the main goal is for it to be used by other applications,
including things like sxhkd or xbindkeys.




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From: Guus Sliepen <guus@debian.org>
To: David Moreno <damog@debian.org>, 733349@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#733349: ITP: kbdlight -- simple application that changes MacBooks' keyboard backlight level
Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2013 21:27:10 +0100
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On Sat, Dec 28, 2013 at 07:30:58PM +0100, David Moreno wrote:

> * Package name    : kbdlight
>   Description     : simple application that changes MacBooks' keyboard backlight level
> 
> kbdlight is very simple application that changes MacBooks' keyboard backlight level.
> .
> While usable standalone, the main goal is for it to be used by other applications,
> including things like sxhkd or xbindkeys.

First of all, this application is so simple, it can easily be written as a
architecture independent shell script. Furthermore, the package name is very
generic, it would be nice if it worked for other brands of laptops as well. My
Samsung for example has the same interface to change the backlight, except the
sysfs file is called /sys/class/leds/samsung::kbd_backlight instead of
smc::kbd_backlight. And I think the FTP masters will ask you if it wouldn't be
possible to have the functionality merged with an existing Debian package that
has to do with backlight or ACPI.

-- 
Met vriendelijke groet / with kind regards,
      Guus Sliepen <guus@debian.org>
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From: David Moreno <damog@debian.org>
To: Guus Sliepen <guus@debian.org>
Cc: 733349@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#733349: ITP: kbdlight -- simple application that changes MacBooks' keyboard backlight level
Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2013 10:50:00 +0100
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Guus Sliepen <guus@debian.org> wrote:
> First of all, this application is so simple, it can easily be written as a
> architecture independent shell script. Furthermore, the package name is very
> generic, it would be nice if it worked for other brands of laptops as well. My
> Samsung for example has the same interface to change the backlight, except the
> sysfs file is called /sys/class/leds/samsung::kbd_backlight instead of
> smc::kbd_backlight. And I think the FTP masters will ask you if it wouldn't be
> possible to have the functionality merged with an existing Debian package that
> has to do with backlight or ACPI.

This is true. And actually someone else did it also as a shell script, with a 
similar name as well:

https://github.com/mkouhei/scripts/blob/master/kbdlight.sh

However, the point is that somebody put effort on doing this is a small C
application and somebody thought it was also useful. I don't see why it
should not be included in Debian, maybe it'll be useful for even more
people.

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