[RFC PATCH inputproto] specs: Add new SwitchClass

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Wed May 25 04:05:34 PDT 2011


On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 01:43:11PM +1000, Peter Hutterer wrote:
> On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 10:38:54AM +0100, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 12:27:48PM +1000, Peter Hutterer wrote:
> > > I had this at some point for XI 2.0 but kicked it out due to time reasons.
> > > Not sure I'll be able to implement the server support by the 1.11 merge
> > > window so this may have to wait, but comments would be appreciated.
> > > 
> > > It's fairly straightforward and essentially a copy of the button handling.
> > > One thing missing that I'm not convinced we need yet is a passive grab
> > > type on SwithOn. Skipping that makes switch handling significantly easier.
> > 
> > It does seem like it'd be useful to have, unless all switches should be
> > handled by one daemon.  But having the X switch support mainly exist to
> > feed GSettings or somesuch seems pretty unpleasant.
> I guess there's usage outside of gnome, but yes, it'll most likely feed into
> one daemon. Still, is that our choice? should we just drop the events
> because someone else already processes them directly from the kernel?

Yeah, to be honest I'd say that we should go for a full passive-grab
approach so multiple apps can use them, or just not bother and let
people read it out of the kernel.  Depends how much effort you want to
expend on it, I guess. :)


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