evdev on non-Linux systems (Re: [PATCH 01/12] dbus-core: Move to hw/xfree86/common dir)

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Thu Jan 30 02:01:58 PST 2014

On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 08:24:58AM +0100, Matthieu Herrb wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 12:06:55PM +1000, Peter Hutterer wrote:
> >  
> > * sorry, BSDs, Solaris, etc. start using evdev already.
> No please. Evdev is not one size fits all all, and the *BSD
> developpers don't want to be forced to implement an evdev
> compatibility layer and pay the price for that extra level on non
> Linux systems.
> no one except linux kernel developers have control on the evdev
> "standard" so without beeing deeply involved in the lklm process, it's
> impossible to have any influence on the design before it's actually
> committed and pushed out by Linus.

has anyone actually tried?

let me rephrase this though: by not having evdev you're missing out on
user-space components that rely on it, and those are only going to get more
while maintenance of the non-evdev components will be reduced. If that's the
price you're willing to pay then no problem.


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