SRU consideration for LP#218087

Stefan Bader stefan.bader at
Wed Jul 2 17:13:44 UTC 2008

Tim Gardner wrote:
> Stefan Bader wrote:
>> SRU justfication:
>> Impact: Some tablets do not work right out of the box (rather weak)...
>> Fix: Backport driver from Intrepid/Upstream. Patch is attached. Changes
>> are not too big but big enough to make the kABI bump. Yuck. Everything
>> contained within the four driver files. Possibly only makes sense when
>> other changes would bump the kABI anyways. Additional benefit, the patch
>> adds some suspend/resume code.
>> Testcase: Try to use the mentioned Bamboo device. Won't be found in
>> Hardy but wil be in Intrepid.
> In general this doesn't look too bad, though there might be
> possibilities for regressions. Does this patch have any mileage on it?
> I'm pretty sure doko has one of these wacom tablets on a Thinkpad,
> though I'm not sure its a bamboo device. He could at least test for
> regressions.
Not much of testing in the report. I asked whether there is more.

Doko: Do you have that HW (or at least anything that uses the wacom driver?)

> The ABI bump is fine since there are already a couple of ABI bumpers in
> the SRU queue.
> rtg

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