[ubuntu-x] Updated plans for Lucid?

Thomas Jaeger thjaeger at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 16:25:41 GMT 2010

Timo Aaltonen wrote:
> On Sat, 9 Jan 2010, Thomas Jaeger wrote:
>> Timo Aaltonen wrote:
>>> wacom: still no news from the Debian maintainer, meaning that we need to
>>> fork the package for now.
>> I would actually suggest a fresh start instead.  The wacom-tools package
>> has always been sort of a mess and the new driver's build system is
>> actually much closer to the evdev driver than the old wacom driver.
>> I've got a working package in one of my PPAs (NB: the package contains
>> the complete git repository):
>> https://launchpad.net/~thjaeger/+archive/tabletpc/+packages?field.name_filter=&field.status_filter=published&field.series_filter=lucid
> Ron has finally released the new wacom:
> http://ftp-master.debian.org/new/xf86-input-wacom_0.10.3+20100109-1.html
> so no need for unofficial snapshots anymore :)

A mangled orig.tar.gz with autoreconf run on it already.  Sigh.

>> Note that this requires an xserver patch to work with serial wacom devices:
>> http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-devel/2010-January/004596.html
> That still needs to be resolved, yes.

We need to decide whether want to (1) stick with the older version of
the udev patch that currently ships with our debian package or (2) pull
in the patch that made it upstream including all the (current and
future) xorg.conf.d work.

I'd actually vote for (1), since it allows for a more straightforward
translation of current hal code and since the details of (2) haven't
been finalized or fully implemented yet.  If we go for (1), I'd suggest
just pulling in my patch, since we're on our own anyway.  If we go for
(2), we're more bound by what upstream does, but I'm pretty confident
that a similar patch will go in eventually.  Either way, getting full
wacom support back in lucid in the not too distant future wouldn't be a
bad idea.


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