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Re: Bug#219163: ITP: synaptic-touchpad -- Synaptics TouchPad driver for XFree86



On Sat, Nov 08, 2003 at 02:52:09PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 06, 2003 at 08:04:21PM +0100, Mattia Dongili wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 06, 2003 at 01:23:09PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > > Er, actually, last I heard, the author was still looking into
> > > relicensing it in a manner consistent with XFree86's requirements.
> > > (They don't accept GPLed code.)
> > 
> > that's what he told me too. He also said he is still unable to contact
> > every single contributor to confirm the license change.
> 
> Bummer.

There is one unreachable person; IIRC, he was a reasonably major
contributor.

> > hummm... I know... It took me a while to choose it :) Any suggestion?
> > synaptic-touchpad-driver?
> > synaptic-driver?
> 
> What's the module name?  "synaptic"?

"synaptics".

> If so, I recommend:
> 
> xfree86-driver-synaptic
> 
> Please be sure to mention in the package description that this is a
> driver module *for* the XFree86 X server, not a driver module *from* the
> XFree86 Project, Inc.

I was thinking about xfree86-driver-synaptics, or
xfree86-driver-input-synaptics, but the last one is too unnecessarily
longwinded. (I was going to package this as an XSF project, post-exams).

> > I'll package it. I'm a bit unsure about XFree configuration after
> > installation. I'll simply provide a sample configuration and big fat
> > README.Debian

The synaptics README has sample configurations in it.

-- 
Daniel Stone                                              <daniel@fooishbar.org>
"The programs are documented fully by _The Rise and Fall of a Fooish Bar_,
available by the Info system." -- debian/manpage.sgml.ex, dh_make template

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