[ANNOUNCE] xf86-input-fpit 1.4.0

Piotr Gluszenia Slawinski curious at bwv190.internetdsl.tpnet.pl
Mon Jun 27 16:47:43 PDT 2011

> I believe the point is to have such a driver in the vanilla kernel, not to
> adopt a third-party driver.
> Is this hardware available anywhere besides thrift stores?

personally i doubt it, thus i doubt it makes any point to try to put it to 
vanilla. also there are other devices like tablets (like the wacom stuff), 
joysticks, touchpads etc. which are cursed with similiar problem - they 
appear as 'mere' serial device, they 'just' stream the data, yet each of 
them speaks bit different language. and then - they all seem to do quite 
same thing... xyz/buttons...
...except perhaps some 'universal' driver could be created, which would 
have option to transcode inbetween various input devices like those 
internally... so 'desperate users' could just tinker with translation 
rules , rather than having to modify driver itself (even though it might 
seem so simple...)


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