X Input 1.5 with device properties

Timo Aaltonen tjaalton at cc.hut.fi
Tue Aug 12 23:18:58 PDT 2008

On Wed, 13 Aug 2008, Peter Hutterer wrote:

> The current input device property [1] implementation requires XGE for the
> event, and is slotted in after the XI2/MPX requests. This means that IDP won't
> happen until XI2 is in a releaseable state, which arguably won't happen for a
> while.
> The latest released version of XI is 1.4.4. The attached patches start a new
> backwards-compatible XI 1.5 and slot in IDP into 1.5. This clears the way for
> IDP in server-1.6 or *gasp* even in server-1.5 if so desired.
> Patches are for inputproto, libXi and xserver.
> Unless there are any complaints, I will be pushing these patches to master.
> I'll leave arguing whether this is appropriate for server-1.5 up to the list.
> I personally would like to see them in a released server ASAP.

So would I, since that means there's no need for the SHMConfig madness in 
synaptics anymore :) (although IDP support for synaptics is not done yet 


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