Re: libjsw: lost interest - does anybody want to take over maintenance?
On Jan 21, 2008 8:53 PM, Phil Brooke wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Jan 2008, Emmet Hikory wrote:
> > libjsw uses the older style joystick interface, and should likely
> > be adjusted to use the new kernel interfaces before they move from
> > deprecated to obsolete. oxine could likely benefit from migration to
> > the new interfaces directly rather than using this library, but
> > searchandrescue appears tightly linked.
> How much work would be involved in updating libjsw? Or alternatively,
> replacing searchandrescue's interface to libjsw with the kernel
Probably better to adjust searchandrescue, rather than porting
libjsw. They have a common upstream, and searchandrescue is no longer
updated. Looking briefly at the source, the joystick access seems
nicely encapsulated (gctl.c, sarmenumanage.c, and sarmenuoptions.c).
Depending on the interest of the porter, it may be easier to port to
another utility API (e.g. SDL) rather than the kernel intereface