[PATCH weston 0/5] Touchpad support

Jonas Ådahl jadahl at gmail.com
Thu May 10 10:27:38 PDT 2012

On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 6:58 PM, Tiago Vignatti
<tiago.vignatti at linux.intel.com> wrote:
> On 05/10/2012 07:45 PM, Christopher James Halse Rogers wrote:
>> On Wed, 2012-05-09 at 23:31 +0200, Jonas Ådahl wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> This series of changes introduces better support for touchpads when using
>>> evdev for input handling. Some of the ideas and algorithms used comes
>>> from
>>> the xserver and xf86-input-synaptics repositories.
>> This brings up something that I've been wondering: what (if anything) is
>> the long-term plan for input in Weston - and Wayland compositors in
>> general?
>> Is Weston going to essentially fold in all the interesting bits from all
>> the input DDXs to the core (and require this to be duplicated in all
>> other compositors), or should these conceptually be modules, eventually
>> crystallising as an input-module ABI compositors could share?
>> I think I'd like the latter to happen, but what are others thinking
>> about this (if anything ☺)?
> yeah, there's nothing that prevents us (well.. copyright might be something)
> to have one single consolidated module for input that all compositors could
> dlopen it. At the moment we're not sharing yet because it simply doesn't
> have much, but I'd say once it grows up and some nice features get added
> there, then clutter, qt, efl, etc will want to benefit from it.
> Tiago

Is there anything preventing sharing not only input but complete
backends (like compositor-x11.c, compositor-drm.c, etc)?


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