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

On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 01:58:44PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 11:32:14AM +1100, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 11, 2003 at 06:58:15PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > > I think it would be really dumb for a driver author to re-use an
> > > existing name for a different purpose.
> > 
> > Well, Synaptics could branch out and start making graphics cards, for
> > example.
> I think it would probably be a bad design to have input drivers and
> display drivers stuffed into the same object.
> That doesn't mean it won't happen, but it should be rare enough that an
> ad-hoc approach will work.

Right, but I'm just saying that you'd then have to have
xfree86-driver-synaptics-input and xfree86-driver-synaptics-graphics, or
whatever ... a more realistic example is Intel, who seem to be enjoying
their current i8??G hegemony. Ad-hoc should still, as you say, work.

Daniel Stone                                                <daniels@debian.org>
Debian X Strike Force:                    http://people.debian.org/~branden/xsf/

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