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Re: Bug#352303: ITP: gsynaptics -- configuration tool for Synaptics touchpad driver of X

On Sun, Feb 12, 2006 at 11:59:42PM +0900, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sat, Feb 11, 2006 at 05:15:17PM +0100, Mattia Dongili wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 11, 2006 at 11:38:03PM +0900, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> > > Oops.  I think I was careless.
> ... 
> > > It looks like "synclient" is not always used.
> > 
> > Be really careful then! We have to synchronize uploads when the shared
> > memory segment layout of the driver changes.
> Hey, I hope I was not too careless :-)
> > <download, build, run, inspect>
> I guess from the upstream.

exactly, from sourceforge.jp

> > Oh, wait. Gsynaptics already includes a different (much older) version
> > of struct SynapticsSHM. It won't work with the current synaptics driver
> > available in etch.
> Yep.
> > I tested 0.9.5 here that destroyed my runtime configuration :)
> > Probably taking synaptics.h from the driver sources and stripping the
> > unnecessary definitions (the non public part, see comments) is enough.
> Well, adjusting such differences are part of maintainership, I guess.

Well, I'd expect upstream did that since 0.14.4 has been released
quite a while ago (Nov. 05) and gsynaptics' synshm.h is only compatible
only with 0.14.0 and 0.14.1. So maybe he is interested in such a change.
AFAICT upstream gsynaptics-0.9.5 is not compatible with ubuntu's
synaptics driver neither.

> I hope I did a useful job.
> gsynaptics (0.9.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
>   * Initial package for Debian based on the work of Ikuya Awashiro
>     <ikuya@fruitsbasket.info> for Ubuntu with minor changes
>     such as removing unused dpatch dependency. (closes: Bug#352303)
>   * Update shared memory structure to match Debian
>     xfree86-driver-synaptics-0.14.4-1 .
>  -- Osamu Aoki <osamu@debian.org>  Fri, 10 Feb 2006 23:50:33 +0900
> > BTW: I'll soon upload a new revision recommending [gk]synaptics.
> Hey, that sounds very interesting.  If you see your packages does better
> job under GTK library environment, let me know.  I will be happy to give
> way to your gsynaptics to avoid name space conflict.  Keep me updated.

Oh, I don't maintain ksynaptics nor qsynaptics and they are kde things
so a gtk configuration tool is really welcome (I admit I don't use it
but Suggest-ing all the graphical configuration tools will hopefully
ease the user's life. My bad I didn't do it before).


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