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Bug#250333: PATCH: Linux Wacom Driver - please incorporate this guy's work upstream

retitle 250333 xserver-xfree86: [wacom] please apply patch by upstream author
tag 250333 + moreinfo upstream

On Sat, May 22, 2004 at 10:07:04AM +0000, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> Package: xserver-xfree86
> Version: 4.3.0.dfsg.1-1
> Severity: wishlist
> branden, hi,
> the guy at linuxwacom.sourceforge.net has been attempting for ages to
> get his work incorporated into xfree86.

You did not attach a patch.  Please do so or provide a URL to one.

> every time there is an updated xserver-xfree86 or every time i update
> my kernel, my tablet pen doesn't work.
> a 50 megabyte download and compile just to build a single 70k driver
> isn't an attractive proposition.

Even if I apply a patch, I'm going to ask that you do this anyway to
test it, before it is merged onto a release branch.  I do not have a
Wacom device with which to discern that the patch works.

> however, if the design of the xfree86 source code was such that the
> compilation of modules was trivial and required the dowloading of
> a Xsomething-dev package and some libraries, that'd be fantastic.

There's an item on the TODO about this:

  * #245541: Evaluate Sven Luther's driver DDK package patch:

G. Branden Robinson                |     Don't use nuclear weapons to
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     troubleshoot faults.
branden@debian.org                 |     -- US Air Force Instruction 91-111
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |

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