[PULL] input fixes for 1.8

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 23:22:35 PDT 2010

On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 10:36 PM, Peter Hutterer
<peter.hutterer at who-t.net> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 06:13:18AM +0100, Keith Packard wrote:
>> On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 11:36:31 +1000, Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer at who-t.net> wrote:
>> > Please pull from my repo for a set of 1.8 fixes. The most obvious fix is the
>> > change to use udev by default if available rather than requiring it be
>> > explicitly enabled at configure time.
>> Are you sure we've got enough test coverage in the 1.8 release series to
>> switch this close to the release? I know I haven't been running udev yet
>> as it hasn't been the default...
> We've had it in F-13/rawhide since February 16. Except for the wacom
> hotplugging issue (included in this pull) we haven't had a lot of glitches.
> Feedback so far war positive and being able to tell bug reporters that they
> don't have to mangle fdi files is a charm.
> There is one patch left to strip the excessive quotes from the device names.
> Other than that, I'd say go for it. CC-ing Dan for his comment - his
> InputClass features are the main chunk of this after all.

Sent to the list. It doesn't strip the excessive quotes, but rather
uses the sysfs attribute instead of the uevent. I'm a little cautious
about what's going to happen out in the wild when people start
throwing weird devices at this system that worked under hal. But
fedora is probably as good a testbed as any and I think there we can
get the fixes in quickly if there are regressions. I guess I'd like to
see udev as the default now instead of waiting for the next xserver


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