William.Walker at Sun.COM
Wed Jul 2 09:00:35 PDT 2008
I'm not on xorg at l.f.o, but the below came across my virtual desk today.
I'm also being led to believe that there is a strong sense of urgency
to make a decision about this immediately, which surprises me since
there is at least one project that currently uses XEvIE.
The main consumer I know of that uses XEvIE is GOK, the GNOME On Screen
Keyboard. The current GOK maintainer is out on holiday this week, but
I've sent him some questions about XEvIE and the impact of it going away.
I kindly request that the decision to trash XEvIE be postponed until we
hear back from GOK maintainer. In addition, I'm not well versed in
XEvIE or what's wrong with it. So, if someone has a pointer to the
discussion regarding issues with XEvIE and what is improper about it, it
would be helpful.
> from xorg at lists.freedesktop.org on 6/30/08:
> I've updated the module list with my current understanding of what
> modules are included and what versions people want in 7.4. If you
> haven't seen this file, you really should:
> While this list still includes most of the input drivers, be aware that
> most of them are slated for the block, according to the input crew. If
> you're not evdev/kbd/mouse/vmmouse/void start justifying your existence.
> In the same vein, I suspect XEvIE will either go away or be much changed
> by 7.5.
> And soon after:
> On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 02:54:50PM -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
>> > In the same vein, I suspect XEvIE will either go away or be much
>> > by 7.5.
> If anyone still wants it around, they're going to have to make it work
> _properly_ with the new stuff, otherwise it's failing to exist.
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