events in evdev.c
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Thu Sep 18 09:17:52 PDT 2008
On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 9:10 AM, Chuck Robey <chuckr at telenix.org> wrote:
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> Daniel Stone wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 08:38:09PM -0400, Chuck Robey wrote:
>>> I don't know if this is important or not, and I won't harp on this, but I've
>>> heard before that an attempt is made both to keep evdev.c very current, AND to
>>> have it not have anything in it that is Linux-only.
>> I don't know where you heard the Linux-only bit, but it's completely
>> wrong. evdev is a Linux-only API.
> Sorry, I can't parse what you wrote. You don't know where I heard that Xorg is
> Linux-only? Is that what you said?
Xorg is not Linux only. However, the Xorg evdev driver is Linux only
because the evdev kernel interface only exists on linux. If Solaris or
*BSD or anyone else ever adopt the evdev kernel interface, then the
driver will have to be suitably abstracted for portability. Until
then, it's Linux only.
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