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



On Mon, Nov 10, 2003 at 03:59:48PM +1100, Daniel Stone wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 09, 2003 at 11:56:04PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > On Sun, Nov 09, 2003 at 10:03:14AM +1100, Daniel Stone wrote:
[...]
> > > 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 thought about the latter as well.  It's not too long-winded if we
> > expect having input and video modules with identical names.
> 
> I can't particularly see this at the moment, but I'm sure something will
> rise up and prove us wrong.

I'd stick for the short version (I agree with Daniel though).

But, isn't this the first external module being packaged? If so we
should take a decision about their naming scheme.

> > Is the XFree86 driver namespace subdivided in practice (i.e., in a
> > name-resolution sense), or merely cosmetically via directory layout?
> 
> I don't believe it's subdivided in a name-resolution sense, but I could
> be wrong.

looking at the Module section of my XF86Config-4 I can see a big mess of
drivers without an indication of being font/input/dri/...
So I suppose the directory layout is cosmetic and no real namespace is
present.

ciao
-- 
mattia
:wq!

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