New input hotness not happening for 1.5
Magnus.Vigerlof at home.se
Thu Dec 13 13:53:42 PST 2007
On onsdag 05 december 2007, Daniel Stone wrote:
> Despite putting in the XDS2007 notes that input transformation, XKB 2
> and Xi 2 would happen for 1.5, they just aren't going to, to be honest.
> Doing these sensibly requires some fairly sweeping changes to the way we
> _process_ events (input-hotplug was all about how we generate them) that
> also requires sorting out the interactions with MPX, particularly the
> grab bits, which are going to be tough. That and I badly need a break.
> I'll try to get them done for 1.6; if 1.5 branches off in Feb, then that
> means I'll just always be working off master from when I start anyway.
> Sorry about this.
I'm really sorry to hear that the input transformation issue will not be
resolved in the nearest future. That's a real bummer for us wanting to have
the same behaviour for our extended InputDevices in 1.4 as in 1.3.
As this would be our situation for both 1.4 and 1.5 now, I'm thinking if it's
possible to do something (without an interface change) that would get back at
least part of the behaviour that we had before.
So.. If I can make a patch that don't have an effect on any interface
(smallest change possible), would that be acceptable as an interim solution?
The current reporting limits are severly limiting the usabillity of extended
input devices with absolute axis at the moment, and I can't see it would
break anything if we did something about this (I consider the current
situation broken to be honest)
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