[ANNOUNCE] xf86-input-mouse 1.4.0

Alan Coopersmith Alan.Coopersmith at Sun.COM
Sat Jan 10 09:42:18 PST 2009

Beso wrote:
> 2009/1/10 Alan Coopersmith <Alan.Coopersmith at sun.com>:
>> Rémi Cardona wrote:
>>> Le 10/01/2009 05:45, Alan Coopersmith a écrit :
>>>> The big change in 1.4.0 is the move of the OS-specific mouse handling code
>>>> from the Xorg server to the mouse driver.   This code was removed from the
>>>> Xorg server in the Xorg 1.6 development cycle, so users of non-evdev systems
>>>> (i.e. non-Linux or pre-evdev Linux) will need this version of the mouse driver
>>>> to run with Xorg 1.6.
>> It was moved to the module because the server never calls it
>> directly - only the mouse module does, and if you're using another driver,
>> like evdev or void, then the code is never called at all.
> i'm confused: if the code is never called by the server or evdev
> what's the reason for
> evdev to need it to run with 1.6 as you've stated in the previous mail?

Read it again - I wrote "users of *non*-evdev systems...will need this".
i.e. I need it for my Solaris packages, and the BSD folks will need it,
but common modern Linux distros could just delete the mouse module altogether
if they're ready to go evdev-only.   (If you do ship the mouse module at all
with Xorg 1.6, you'll need this to avoid dlopen errors on the mouse module
of not being able to find the xf86OSMouseInit function that moved from the
server to the module.)

	-Alan Coopersmith-           alan.coopersmith at sun.com
	 Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering

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