feedback and help for mousetweaks specification

Francesco Fumanti francesco.fumanti at
Mon Jan 15 21:08:19 UTC 2007


First of all, thanks for the answers.

At 8:11 AM +0100 1/15/07, mikecorn wrote:
>Mouse drivers need more precise control of very small movements 
>(i.e. 1-2 pixels).
>The method: when mouse speed slows down to a few pixels / second, 
>increase the ratio of mouse steps to pixel steps. Normally this is 
>1:1, but it could become 2:1 or 3:1 as the speed goes down. This is 
>the reverse of the acceleration table built into mouse drivers, 
>whereby the ratio goes in the other direction as the mouse speed 

Indeed, this might be related to the tremor reduction tweak. So I 
took the liberty to copy part of your email in the comment field of 
the corresponding specification. If you don't want it to be in the 
specification, please tell me so.

At 11:53 AM +0100 1/15/07, Henrik Nilsen Omma wrote:
>It has a lot of useful content, but needs tightening up a bit. I've 
>tightened the summary, rational, scope and use cases and will get to 
>the design later.

The first part is better structured now that you have tightened it. 
In fact, the repeated uses cases came from the fact, that I tried to 
present the 4 mousetweaks independently between them.

There are at least 2 points that need to be restructured:

1. Will the mousetweaks be active at the login screen if they were 
active when the user logged out? Moreover, the activated/deactivated 
state after loging in can and should probably be handled in the same 
manner for the 4 mousetweaks.

2. As pointed out in the comments of mousetweak #2 and mousetweak #4: 
mousetweak #4 contains part 2 of mousetweak #2 (dwelling with a 
gesture) as a subset. Nevertheless, I did not delete part 2 of 
mousetweak #2 because I don't know how the developer are going to 
approach the implementation. Will they implement mousetweak #2 and 
then enhance its gesture functionality? Will they only implement part 
1 of mousetweak #2 and implement mousetweak #4 separately?

Thanks again to all, particularly to Henrik.


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