F22 System Wide Change: Change xorg input stack to use libinput

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Tue Dec 16 00:15:22 UTC 2014

On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 10:38:50PM +0000, Tom Hughes wrote:
> On 15/12/14 21:39, Peter Hutterer wrote:
> >On Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 10:15:41AM +0000, Tom Hughes wrote:
> >>On 13/12/14 01:10, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> >>
> >>>An additional objection I have to this change proposal is that libinput
> >>>(deliberately) only implements a small subset of the configurability of the
> >>>old drivers, and thus, if we are going to remove the old drivers entirely,
> >>>we are taking away flexibility from our users.
> >>
> >>Indeed. Is it, for example, still the case that the libinput developers are
> >>refusing to consider things like definable button areas on clickpads so you
> >>can create a proper middle button?
> >
> >Have you filed a bug for it?
> Well based on http://who-t.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/libinput-common-input-stack-for-wayland.html
> I didn't think there was any point...

tbh, I'm not a fan of the feature at all, but then again a discussion may be
worth having. But I'm not going to have this discussion on this list here.

Please file a bug or bring it up on the wayland-devel list, then we can
weigh up the pros and cons there.

> What I did do after writing my email above was to go and half implement it,
> mostly to see if it would be feasible to maintain a locally patched
> libinput.
> So if you're interested I have code that (hopefully) allows a middle button
> to exist, but I haven't added any way of configuring that button yet so it's
> size is just hard coded.

fwiw, hardcoding the size is fine IMO. The detail is in the various corner
cases though, but if you already have it you're welcome to send it to the
wayland list (or attach it to the bug report).


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