[Xorg] Input device hotplug
eich at pdx.freedesktop.org
Mon Jun 28 08:21:28 PDT 2004
Keith Packard writes:
> Around 19 o'clock on Jun 23, =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Kristian_H=F8gsberg?= wrote:
> > The overall design I'm thinking of is to keep the device discovery
> > mechanism out of the X server.
> I think that's probably the right design.
Provided it is generic and not X specific.
> > One thing I'ld like to discuss is where to add the add and remove device
> > interface
> I'd like to think this belongs in the XInput extension. There are other
> changes which we can add to that extension at the same time and rev the
> protocol version. Coding up backward-compatibility stuff will also be
> necessary; take a look at how XFixes manages that (client sends its
> version number, X server ensures protocol is compatible with that version).
When we do this we should try to fix other issues with the XInput
extension. It's a while back since I've looked at it but there are
some things that immediately strike ones eyes just reading the specs.
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