Bug#123517: O: imwheel -- Program to support the "wheel" on some new mice
The current maintainer of imwheel, Tom Lees <email@example.com>,
is apparently not active anymore[*]. Therefore, I orphan this package
now. If you want to be the new maintainer, please take it -- retitle
this bug from 'O:' to 'ITA:', fix the outstanding bugs and upload a
new version with your name in the Maintainer: field and a
* New maintainer (Closes: #thisbug)
in the changelog so this bug is closed.
Some information about this package:
Maintainer: Tom Lees <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.2.4-4), xlibs (>> 4.1.0)
Description: Program to support the "wheel" on some new mice
Various 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
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
[*] Justification: Several packages by him have been NMUed and some
packages (e.g. lvm, cvs) have been hijacked.