fpit dropped from recent releases

Piotr Gluszenia Slawinski curious at bwv190.internetdsl.tpnet.pl
Wed Jun 2 08:17:51 PDT 2010


On Wed, 2 Jun 2010, Alan Coopersmith wrote:

> Piotr Gluszenia Slawinski wrote:
>> Hello. I am user of said driver (fpit) , and it worked fine
>> on quite all releases since recent ones, where it's support seem to be
>> dropped.
>> http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=321175
>> here there seem to be another unhappy user and also patch provided :)
>> is it some big deal to include it in xorg-drivers now?
> Ask gentoo, as they'd be the ones who removed it from their distro - the
> patch provided in that bug report came from X.Org upstream:
> http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/driver/xf86-input-fpit/commit/?id=7d203627e7e3e7a6f8d0e847ed650b0b89760c09
> It does look like no one has pushed out a tarball release since Peter made
> that fix - it certainly could use someone stepping up as maintainer if they
> actually cared about it and had access to the hardware.

hmm, sorry if i ask about something obvious, but i am still bit confused,
if xorg-drivers-1.7 and up seem to contain fpit (but it is marked as 
masked in use flags), shouldn't the patch just be moved along to this 
package, instead of keeping separate fpit driver ?

simplest fix for users before anyone 'responsible' will react sounds like
just creating custom ebuild which patches 'old' driver, or new 
xorg-drivers package to make fpit compile, question is which thing should
be patched? (excuse me, i'm just user...)


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