[ANNOUNCE] xf86-input-fpit 1.4.0

Piotr Gluszenia Slawinski curious at bwv190.internetdsl.tpnet.pl
Mon Jun 27 16:03:32 PDT 2011

> the "standard" is pretty much defined by what the driver can take. If it
> can't parse the protocol then the device is rather useless anyway.
> but really, writing a serial kernel driver is rather trivial and has a
> higher chance of actually working long-term than dragging the old input
> drivers along.

as long as it'll be maintained, well written,  and pulled into mainline at 
all ;)

now i also realized that as fpit driver uses just serial port,
it could be perhaps just translated in software , and simple userspace 
translator similiar to how ppl used joysticks in thinkpads (i recall it 
was sth like gpm relay) could be used . this way relatively simple code 
would be created requiring no periodic mainteance, interfacing with more 
'standard' X input driver.

then one of obstacles here is that fpit has no gpm driver ;)
but it's just general idea for possibly making such devices least 
mainteance-labour consuming in future and not requirin destabilising whole 
system by introducing third party kernel drivers written by lazy and 
unqualified ppl ;)


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