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Bug#123517: O: imwheel -- Program to support the "wheel" on some new mice

Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

The current maintainer of imwheel, Tom Lees <tom@debian.org>,
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:

Package: imwheel
Priority: optional
Section: x11
Installed-Size: 232
Maintainer: Tom Lees <tom@debian.org>
Architecture: i386
Version: 0.9.9pre5-2.1
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.2.4-4), xlibs (>> 4.1.0)
Filename: pool/main/i/imwheel/imwheel_0.9.9pre5-2.1_i386.deb
Size: 61528
MD5sum: cd3df984e8ab0960f14772ee819fd1ab
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
 two means:
 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.

Martin Michlmayr

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