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

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Thu Jan 30 07:25:31 PST 2014

On 01/30/14 06:36 AM, Mouse wrote:
>> 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.
> One of X's strengths used to be its cross-platform support.  The MIT
> sample server had its weaknesses, but it ran on a _lot_ of hardware and
> software pairings.
> Is X.org dropping - has X.org dropped - that?  Sure sounds like it.

A huge number of platforms have been dropped over the years because
there was no one running them who wanted to work on X to support them.

We're down to basically 5 platforms now (Linux, BSD, Solaris, MacOS,
Cygwin/Win32) because those are the ones that people are willing to
contribute support for, and continued support for them continues to
rely on people putting in the necessary time to make it work.

	-Alan Coopersmith-              alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Engineering - http://blogs.oracle.com/alanc

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