[ANNOUNCE] xf86-input-synaptics

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Wed Jun 16 18:51:59 PDT 2010

We've had enough changes since version 1.2 that a tarball is warranted, so
here it is: the first snapshot of what will eventually become synaptics

We've seen a lot of autotool cleanups and they constitute a large part of
the changes. This also means we require util-macros 1.8.
Some general fixes, the most important of which have found their way into
the 1.2.x stable releases.

The most visible feature change is the new pointer accel mechanism. Since
the server got its new accel methods, synaptics was accelerated twice - once
in the driver, once in the server. This lead to a really fast and sometimes
confusing pointer behaviour.  This is fixed now but it does lead to a slower
pointer. We'll be trying to find some middle ground there, possibly
following the motto of "one size doesn't quite fit anyone".

The driver installs the xorg.conf.d snippet as well, assigning itself to all
touchpads by default. At this point I'd like to point out again that
"synaptics" is merely a historical name. Under Linux, this is the generic
touchpad driver for all touchpads that are supported by the kernel.

Adam Jackson (2):
      Don't destroy the timer on DeviceOff.
      Don't clobber the timer we just created.

Alan Coopersmith (1):
      Update Sun license notices to current X.Org standard form

Gabor Z. Papp (1):
      Building syndaemon and synclient needs $(XI_CFLAGS) and $(AM_CFLAGS)

Gaetan Nadon (31):
      .gitignore: use common defaults with custom section # 24239
      Several driver modules do not have a ChangeLog target in Makefile.am #23814
      INSTALL files are missing/incorrect #24206
      Makefile.am: add ChangeLog and INSTALL on MAINTAINERCLEANFILES
      configure.ac: use backticks rather than $() for cmd subs
      tools: add the main include directory
      tools: use more appropriate CFLAGS
      config: include files redundant in EXTRA_DIST
      config: rework the synclient and syndaemon dependencies
      config: regroup macros and variables in the backend checking
      config: update AC_PREREQ statement to 2.60
      config: replace deprecated AM_CONFIG_HEADER with AC_CONFIG_HEADERS
      config: remove unrequired AC_HEADER_STDC
      config: remove AC_PROG_CC as it overrides AC_PROG_C_C99
      config: Upgrade X.Org macros to 1.4 for INSTALL file copying
      config: fix warnings, m4 quoting and layout
      config: close a loophole where user input means x server has a feature
      config: use automake "dir" pattern for simplification
      config: 50-synaptics.conf must be unconditionally distributed
      man: Use Autoconf provided $(AM_V_GEN)$(SED)
      config: unconditionaly build synclient and syndaemon apps
      config: replace Automake deprecated INCLUDES var with AM_CPPFLAGS
      config: upgrade to util-macros 1.8 for additional man page support
      config: use AC_PROG_INSTALL now supplied by XORG_DEFAULT_OPTIONS
      Remove unused TODO file
      COPYING: add three missing authors listed in synaptics.c
      README: add standard reference links section
      config: add AC_CHECK_LIB for math library functions
      config: synaptics depends on RANDR through xf86.h
      config: fdi file must be installed in $(datadir)/hal/fdi/policy/20thirdparty
      config: add comment regarding MAN_SUBSTS variable usage

Hiroyuki Ikezoe (1):
      Restore user's setting when enabling touchpad.

Julien Cristau (2):
      synaptics: don't link the tools against `pkg-config --libs xorg-server`
      configure: don't clobber CFLAGS

Peter Hutterer (42):
      man: update manpage for new tap ordering
      synclient: fix man page typo
      synclient: if no option is specified, assume -l
      Always make the input buffer size 200
      Clean up debugging system, allow for --enable-debug
      eventcomm: don't use the Xisb buffers for reading.
      Reduce SynapticsCtrl to a stub.
      After closing the fd, reset it to -1.
      eventcomm: use X_PROBED for kernel-probed values.
      Add 50-synaptics.conf snippet.
      Disable ClickFinger for touchpads with more than one physical button (#26079)
      Add FIXME: where does the 13 come from?
      Change condition the finger requirement obvious.
      Move SHM hardware state update into a separate function.
      Factor out up/down and left/right button scrolling from HandleState.
      When scrolling, hardcode the button/press release cycle.
      Move scroll button handling out of HandleState.
      Use post_button_click to post doubleclicks.
      Factor out updating the hardware state.
      Rename HandleClickWithFingers to handle_clickfinger.
      Add NO_EDGE to the edge enum instead of using hardcoded 0.
      move history storage from ComputeDeltas into HandleState.
      Make scrollbuttons processing and property conditional on their existence.
      Reshuffle to handle dead area better.
      Remove psmcomm.h header - superfluous.
      Don't use libcwrappers for calloc and free.
      Bump to 1.2.99
      Revert "Setup pointer acceleration for synaptics"
      Don't allow anything but relative mode.
      man: update SHMConfig documentation, it's only useful for debugging now.
      man: divide up man page with a few subheaders.
      man: move area description down to CONFIGURATION DETAILS section.
      man: note where the Area options fit in.
      man: don't call it "synaptics" touchpad driver.
      Support percent values for area.
      Move some defines to where they belong.
      Reshuffle default value initialization.
      Re-use width/height variables.
      Require server 1.6 or later.
      synclient: allow Min|MaxSpeed values of > 1.0.
      Purge GuestMouse support.
      Bump to

Simon Thum (4):
      Setup pointer acceleration for synaptics
      Setup pointer acceleration for synaptics
      Accel: retain para->accel scale.
      Mulitply dix acceleration into synaptics maximum.

git tag: xf86-input-synaptics-

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SHA1: fb253c2d7937bc53c64b2333a7c8f66c16649030  xf86-input-synaptics-

MD5:  8eb11b5569348020322af8ebd362fa1c  xf86-input-synaptics-
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