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Re: [ANNOUNCE] xf86-input-fpit 1.4.0

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Thanx for maintaining the driver.
AFAIK kernel input driver does not exist, and this is one of last resort to make one enjoy wonders of X.

ad. testing - i still use much older version , which works fine, except pointer goes crazy under heavy load sometimes. it seems that it's serial port is polled, and machines have issues with acpi timer sources, which in combination makes bit of disaster. either way it's useable on fujitsu stylistic 2300 i happen to own.

btw. recently i've thought of standarising such old devices by hardware hacking , i.e. to insert 'standariser' device inbetween computer and problem device like some once-released-never-maintained tablet, mouse, etc. such device would be simple transcoding microcontroller. ofc. for devices like tablets or laptops this is still not really applicable, as it's difficult to hack something like this inside...

one of problems with such thing though is that there are not really 'standard' devices , i.e. each of them is related to some vendor , and any of them is not de facto 'standard'.

greetings and thanx for good work
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On Mon, 27 Jun 2011, Peter Hutterer wrote:

This driver is one of the legacy input drivers that you almost certainly
don't want to use. Use the kernel driver instead (if one exists) or write
one (if none exists). This release brings the usual input ABI updates,
cleanups, etc. and one real bugfix.

1.4.0 has actually seen testing in the form of loading the module, enjoying
a view of a non-crashing X server (-retro too, I'm soo 80s today...) and
thus deducting that the driver is bug-free. Which is more testing than
previous releases have seen.  Nonetheless, you may not want to control your
nuclear power plants with this driver.

Alan Coopersmith (1):
     Fill in COPYING file, add SubmittingPatches URL to README

Peter Hutterer (19):
     Cope with XINPUT ABI 7.
     Fix module unloading.
     Remove unused bits from configure.ac
     Bump to 1.3.99
     Purge CVS tags
     Remove refcount field, dropped from the server
     unifdef XFree86LOADER
     Replace LocalDevicePtr with InputInfoPtr.
     Drop close_proc, conversion_proc, reverse_conversion_proc
     Drop libc wrappers for free, malloc
     Require server 1.9, drop earlier ABI support
     Use GetMotionHistorySize() instead of driver-internal history
     Support input ABI 12
     Bump minimum required server version to 1.10
     Include xorg-server.h, not xorgVersion.h
     Reshuffle configure.ac to be more in-line with other modules
     Remove usage of sdkdir - not used by this driver
     Add 50-fpit.conf default configuration file.
     fpit 1.4.0

philip (1):
     fpit: minX/ maxX get wrongly initialized

git tag: xf86-input-fpit-1.4.0

http://xorg.freedesktop.org/archive/individual/driver/xf86-input-fpit-1.4.0.tar.bz2
MD5:  042c95fec145d8b57ca62714131ff3f1  xf86-input-fpit-1.4.0.tar.bz2
SHA1: 9305d30ae22d37c6b5bb975adc8ecda9b1d6c5e6  xf86-input-fpit-1.4.0.tar.bz2

http://xorg.freedesktop.org/archive/individual/driver/xf86-input-fpit-1.4.0.tar.gz
MD5:  1f262074106c855b090295faadaedb80  xf86-input-fpit-1.4.0.tar.gz
SHA1: 58c3b2f8306e5f2fa69a7636e2d74a88ca24e703  xf86-input-fpit-1.4.0.tar.gz


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