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


On Sun, Feb 12, 2006 at 06:03:07PM +0100, Mattia Dongili wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 12, 2006 at 11:59:42PM +0900, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > > 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.

Well, what I gathered from blog etc. writen in Japanese, original
upstream (ikezoe) wrote it but gave to Mr. Ashie(makeinu) who seems to
be quite active on OSS software thingy and make living with it.

Packaging was done by another person (ikuya) who is pretty good at
making package but lacks some attention to FTBFS issues.  

I guess this gsynaptics is somewhat stalled project which needs good

> > 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.

I should have read what you wrote more carefully.

> > 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).

Well, I have to say this upstream is half dead.  So, active contribution
is quite welcomed.


PS: Mr. Ashie, if you are reading this, let me know what you think.  I
can read Japanese too.

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