[PULL] input fixes for 1.8

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Wed Mar 31 10:07:03 PDT 2010

On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 9:32 AM, Keith Packard <keithp at keithp.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Mar 2010 08:31:16 -0700, Dan Nicholson <dbn.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
>> They need to build and install a new evdev driver anyway for 1.8 since
>> the ABI bumped. And this rule will fail if they haven't installed the
>> evdev driver. I really think these would be better to stay with the
>> drivers. Do you also want the synaptics touchpad catcall here, too?
> Does the existing released evdev driver work with the new server if
> recompiled? If not, we must release the evdev driver before the server
> (and ensure that it works across server versions). If it does work, then
> we should stick the xorg.conf fragments in the X server as the evdev
> driver would otherwise need to be released before or at the same time as
> the X server. We don't get to ship an X server that depends on
> unreleased input drivers.
>> Peter has an updated patch for evdev. As far as I'm concerned, it's
>> good, but I guess we need to settle whether this is in the server or
>> the driver.
> As far as I'm concerned, it either needs to go in the X server, or
> someone needs to release the input drivers that need an xorg.conf
> fragment.
> And people wonder why I want to merge the drivers back into the
> server...

Sure, I don't see any reason not to make an evdev release right now.
Let's see what Peter's opinion is, though.

And, yeah, having the drivers in the server repo would make this kind
of stuff much easier.


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