evdev in app AND driver directories

Tiago Vignatti vignatti at c3sl.ufpr.br
Fri Nov 10 09:35:17 PST 2006

Jon Grosshart wrote:
> I'm a bit confused as to why. I can only assume this is a mistake? It's
> borking up my build scripts too...

There are two evdev drivers in git tree. The xf86-input-evdev is the 
xorg ddx specific driver and, as far as I known, it's input-hotplug 
aware. The input-hotplug branch has already merged in master branch.

The other driver is x-input-evdev [1], but instead a driver it is a 
library (!!!). x-input-evdev is a shared library that differents 
xservers can link to.  The Xglx upstream code (xgl-0-0-1 branch) already 
uses x-input-evdev (future libXevdev). I must poke someone to move 
x-input-evdev from driver module to the lib inside git tree...

Well, I don't know if I solved your quiz.

> Comments?

[1] http://people.freedesktop.org/~vignatti/evdev_proposal.png

Tiago Vignatti
C3SL - Centro de Computação Científica e Software Livre

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