input driver maintainance changes

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Mon Sep 26 18:40:10 PDT 2011

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 12:46:57PM +1000, Peter Hutterer wrote:
> We've retired a few input drivers a while ago. The ones we still have left
> are in a variety of different states. The big 4 are maintained and expected
> to work (evdev, synaptics, mouse, keyboard) with the development version of
> X. Joystick is maintained, and Sascha is usually able to get the driver
> updated quickly.
> For other drivers, the situation isn't as clear-cut:
> - acecad: officially maintained, but Guiseppe's last commit was Feb 2008.
>   I don't have a device. I contacted Guiseppe Dec 2010 regarding
>   maintainership, afaict I didn't get a reply.
> - aiptek is unmaintained again as of Dec 2010. There is at least one user
>   (#26584).
> - elographics is maintained, but Marc hasn't committed to the driver yet.
>   I know that elographics-1.3.0 crashed on UnInit with server 1.10 until I
>   fixed it about a month after the release.
>   I'm currently in a private conversation with a user to get this driver to
>   work.
> - fpit. unmaintained and untested.
> - hyperpen. unmaintained and untested
> - microtouch. unmaintained and untested
> - mutouch. unmaintained and untested
> - penmount. unmaintained and mostly untested though we have reports of user
>   sightings every so often. Jani volunteered to test the driver in April but
>   that never made it into MAINTAINERS.
> - void. maintained and pointless.

acecad, aiptek, fpit, hyperpen, penmount and mutouch now present a warning
to the users. These drivers will not see future patches unless a user _with
a device_ is willing to test them.

Es war sehr schön, es hat mich sehr gefreut.

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