[PATCH xf86-input-synaptics 6/6] Switch X and Y axis labels to "Abs {X,Y}"

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Thu Jan 26 16:06:43 PST 2012

On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 10:20:29PM -0800, Chase Douglas wrote:
> On 01/25/2012 10:07 PM, Peter Hutterer wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 01:05:51PM -0800, Chase Douglas wrote:
> >> Non-raw X core and XI events are provided in absolute coordinates. If
> >> you really care, you can look at the XI axis class for each axis to see
> >> if it's relative or absolute.
> > 
> > The definition of absolute/relative in X is a mess. Synaptics, in the
> > default use, still technically uses relative axis since all we do, most of
> > the time, is send relative events to the server.
> > 
> > Yes, the underlying axis itself is absolute, but we calculate the delta
> > depending on the device mode. What benefit does this change give us?
> It doesn't, but you were the one who suggested switching the labels to
> "ABS {X,Y}" on irc :). Since the client has to assume that X and Y are
> mapped to valuators 0 and 1, this isn't necessary. I have no problem
> dropping this patch.

yeah, let's drop this one for now. I've pushed the other ones, thanks.

   3804a0e..d15c391  master -> master


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