xf86-input-wacom now available

Edward O'Callaghan eocallaghan at auroraux.org
Tue Sep 29 18:32:56 PDT 2009

Ugh, GPL, So we can't have this for OpenSolaris or any of the *BSD's then?
What a shame/wast of IP..

2009/9/30 Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer at who-t.net>:
> Good news everyone!
> It is with great pleasure that I can announce a new driver in our happy
> family: xf86-input-wacom.
> xf86-input-wacom is a fork of the linuxwacom driver and the credit goes to
> Ping Cheng for forking it, cleaning out pre-server-1.6 cruft and adding the
> initial device property support.
> We've now removed the (more or less) unrelated kernel driver from the
> repository and are in the middle of a property code cleanup.
> Right now, the driver sits in my people repository on:
> git://people.freedesktop.org/~whot/xf86-input-wacom.git
> http://cgit.freedesktop.org/~whot/xf86-input-wacom/
> The current 0.9.1 is stable but the driver is quite active in development,
> the property-rework branch is currently the most active one. Our bugzilla
> interface already has a Input/wacom field, so feel free to test the driver,
> report bugs, and send us patches and/or beverage.
> In the near future, this driver will wander into a proper directory and join
> the illustrous circle of mouse, keyboard, evdev and synaptics. This brings
> all major input drivers under one roof, making it a lot easier to sync the
> driver with future server API changes and - possibly - share some code
> between the drivers.
> Note that xf86-input-wacom is licenced under the GPL and thus will not be
> part of the katamari release.
> For the time being, we will sync linuxwacom and xf86-input-wacom, as there
> is a large number of users over at sourceforge. Future development will be
> focusing mostly on xf86-input-wacom.
> So here's to Ping and getting the last of the big 4 input drivers under our
> roof.
> Cheers,
>  Peter
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Edward O'Callaghan
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