[PATCH weston 0/5] Touchpad support

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Thu May 10 11:13:09 PDT 2012


On 10 May 2012 17:45, Christopher James Halse Rogers
<christopher.halse.rogers at canonical.com> wrote:
> 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?

Kinda.  You really want to share stuff like touchpad processing (like
how xf86-input-synaptics is a generic evdev processor for touchpads,
but not half as terrible), but a lot of it involves gesture processing
and similar, to the point where you'd almost have to build another
input API.  And that's not really something I want to do.

Food for thought though.  I'd definitely like to see the input stuff
in Weston kept as separate as we can make it without bending over
backwards and causing mass annoyance to everyone, to see what falls
out.  The long-term goal of sharing this kind of thing with other
compositors (and even X) is definitely worthwhile.


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