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

On Fri, May 28, 2004 at 04:15:24AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> retitle 250333 xserver-xfree86: [wacom] please apply patch by upstream author
> tag 250333 + moreinfo upstream
> thanks
> 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.  

 no, you're right: i didn't.
> Please do so or provide a URL to one.

 http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net has an entire replacement wacom
 driver that requires that you build xserver-xfree86 from source
 before you can build the driver.

 i am not sure that the author was expecting his work to ever be
 incorporated, and so i do not believe that he has prepared a
 patch, as such.

 rather, he has created a stand-alone version of the wacom
 driver that, if you ask it to (--enable-wacom) will build

> > 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, 

 shriek!! :)

> before it is merged onto a release branch.  I do not have a
> Wacom device with which to discern that the patch works.


 i can do that.

 *stressed*! :)

 i'll try it.

 the binaries as-is don't work for me, because the c100 tablet
 device runs at 115200 baud, and the author of the wacom tablet
 code has rather stupidly set a limit on the baud rates
 (9600 19200 and 38400 are the only options).

> > 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:
>     http://lists.debian.org/debian-x/2003/debian-x-200311/msg00002.html

 ah ha!  brilliant.

 v. pleased.


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