[ANNOUNCE] xf86-input-synaptics 1.0.0

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Mon Feb 2 15:12:43 PST 2009

On Mon, Feb 02, 2009 at 06:49:39PM +0100, Marius Gedminas wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 02, 2009 at 10:07:16AM +1000, Peter Hutterer wrote:
> > Note: Due to the ubiquity of multi-touch capable touchpads, the driver will
> > pick two-finger scrolling over edge scrolling if two-finger detection is
> > supported by the hardware. Edge-scrolling is then disabled.
> > 
> > Kernels up to excluding 2.6.29 announce multi-touch capabilities for all
> > synaptics touchpads even if the hardware does not support it. If you have a
> > such a touchpad, you will need to enable edge scrolling explicitly in the
> > configuration.
> I may have missed some discussion about this, but why not enable both by
> default?

Having two separate methods of scrolling enabled by default sucks. 
Let's assume the default user knows that $SCROLLINGMETHOD is enabled. But the
second one is enabled too, except that the user doesn't know about it. Stuff
starts scrolling unexpectantly when they clearly haven't used $SCROLLINGMETHOD.

And if stuff happens unexpectantly, then it must be a bug. So they file a bug
and make Peter fix it. Clearly not the way to eternal happiness.


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