X evdev input

David Reveman davidr at novell.com
Fri Jun 16 15:09:28 PDT 2006

On Sat, 2006-06-17 at 00:11 +0300, Daniel Stone wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 16, 2006 at 05:54:26PM -0300, Tiago Vignatti wrote:
> > I'm working on the port of the xf86-input-evdev to the brand new 
> > x-input-evdev. The goal of x-input-evdev is to be free of xfree86 DDX. 
> > Thus, it will work with X, Xglx, Xegl, and others. This task seems to be 
> > not difficulty. Like the xf86-input-evdev, x-input-evdev is a shared 
> > library. It is already working with Xglx and Xegl.
> > 
> > Jumping ahead, I think the future directions are to build some alike 
> > Advanced Input Layer, which could be a well defined API for X and 
> > external applications, like sdl lib.
> > 
> > 
> > Coming back to reality... Now, I wish to know where is the best place to 
> > push the x-input-evdev on xorg CVS tree? Is it fit in "xorg/lib"?
> Hi,
> Sounds great!  xorg/driver would be the natural location for it.

x-input-evdev is currently just a shared library that Xgl links to, it
doesn't include a loadable driver. It should probably be renamed to
libXevdev and I think it fits better in xorg/lib than xorg/driver.

xf86-input-evdev could easily be rewritten to just use this shared
library instead.


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