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Re: uploading xserver-xorg-input-synaptics [was Re: xserver-xorg-input-synaptics: Changes to 'upstream']

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 10:04:49AM +0200, Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 08:08:43 +0900, Mattia Dongili wrote:
> > Later tonight (JST), if nobody objects, I'd like to upload a new
> > xserver-xorg-input-synaptics based on the current upstream code of the
> > 1.1 branch.
> Sounds good!

Excellent, let's figure out a good wording for the NEWS file and I'll
upload it.

> > xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (1.1.1~git20090510-1) unreleased; urgency=low
> > 
> >   [ David Nusinow ]
> >   * Add NEWS.Debian entry about enabling tapping again (closes: #497523)
> I think it'd be nice if the NEWS entry explained how to do this with
> synclient rather than xorg.conf / hal.

The disadvantage with synclient is that the configuration is not

> The xorg.conf way probably needs things like a ServerLayout section, and
> I'm not sure how well it'll keep working.  And fdi is not quite a nice
> config file format.  Or we could point at gpointing-device-settings,
> since that has been accepted in the archive now.

How about showing the synclient command line and pointing at the
existing documentation for how to configure hal/xorg.conf?
Something along the lines of:

  * Tapping has been disabled by default on many touchpads by upstream.
    If you want to re-enable it, you can do so from within the X
    environment by running the following commands in a terminal:

	$ synclient TapButton1=1
	$ synclient TapButton2=2
	$ synclient TapButton3=3

    Note that the configuration will not be permanently modified, to do
    so please read the documentation about how to set up your xorg.conf
    file in the synaptics(4) manpage or in
    Another alternative is to use desktop environment specific tools
    like gpointing-device-settings or touchfreeze.


I'd even go one step further and start Suggest-ing those 2 packages in
this upload.

PS: I just took a minute to re-read the docs provided in the package and
actually I have to say that there is really no need to provide another
fdi example, README.Debian points to
/usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/20thirdparty/11-x11-synaptics.fdi which
already contains plenty of examples (might add the TapButton* options

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