O: imwheel -- Program to support the "wheel" on most new mice
I intend to orphan the imwheel package.
I am no longer using it or properly able to take care of it, mainly
because I don't use XFree 3.x.x anymore. I still find this package
important/useful for people running old or slow hardware, that's why I'm
orphaning it instead of removing it from the archive. It has a RC bug
that can posibly be downgraded. It should not be hard to fix, but I
don't have the hardware.
If anyone is interested, please drop me a line. If nobody adopts imwheel
in a month or so, I will request it's removal from the archive.
The package description is:
Most new mice, including the Microsoft IntelliMouse, and the Logitech
MouseMan+, Wheel Mouse, and others, now have a "wheel" button in the
middle of them. This wheel button acts both as a standard button (by
pressing it), and a wheel, which under MS Windows may be used for
scrolling windows around.
This program supports the wheel scrolling operation by one of two
1. Some newer X servers support mapping the wheel to buttons 4 and 5,
which imwheel then captures and supports,
2. Using a patched version of gpm, the normal mouse events are passed
on to the X server through /dev/gpmdata (gpm's standard "repeater"
mode), and in addition wheel events are sent to another pipe,
/dev/gpmwheel. imwheel picks up these events, and translates them.
This is not currently supported or needed in Debian.
Author: Jonathan Atkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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