[ANNOUNCE] xf86-input-synaptics

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Sun Sep 6 21:21:22 PDT 2009

First snapshot for the upcoming synaptics 1.2. release.
Many small fixes and general improvements. Amongst the more prominent

- New "Synaptics Capabilities" property. Allows a client to query physical
  properties of the touchpad, such as support for multi-finger.
- New "Synaptics Area" property. Allows to limit the area on the touchpad
  that can be used for motion. This property is particularly useful for some
  Dell Minis, where the buttons are just part of the touchpad area.
- New "Synaptics Gestures" property. Allows clients to enable or disable
  gestures. Currently only for TapAndDrag.
- Removal of SHM configuration.
- Support for resolution on applicable kernels. Adjusts scaling factors to
  compensate for touchpads with unequal horizontal and vertical resolution.

Please give this release exhaustive testing. Synaptics 1.2 will be released
soon after the server 1.7.0 release.

As usual, the shortlog follows. Many thanks to all contributors.

Adam Jackson (1):
      Allocate the timer early so we don't try to malloc it within a sigio handler.

Alberto Milone (1):
      Add active area outside of which movements, scrolling, tapping are ignored.

Coleman Kane (1):
      Fix broken build on FreeBSD (#21803)

Erkin Bahceci (1):
      Add TapAndDragGesture option and gestures property.

Eygene Ryabinkin (1):
      PS/2 interface: sense multifinger taps on FingerHigh (#21427)

Jeremy Huddleston (1):
      Add model-specific edges for appletouch.

Mattia Dongili (1):
      man: explain TapButton default values

Paul Menzel (1):
      Fix typo. s/tough/though/

Peter Hutterer (36):
      man: device properties are now supported, should be stated as such.
      man: remove some pointless ( and ) around "float" options.
      Bump to 1.1.99
      Remove NEWS file, it's not being updated anymore.
      Don't fail when building against server 1.5
      Shut up valgrind warnings about uninitialized variables.
      synclient: fix 32-bit integer handling on 64 bit machines.
      Only build synclient/syndaemon if property support is available.
      synclient: remove listing and modification of settings through SHM.
      syndaemon: remove SHM code - properties only from now on.
      Remove Synaptics SHM configuration bits.
      Remove un-used DeviceOn/Off hooks.
      synclient: fix 64 bit issues for float properties.
      Fix typo, missing ":"
      man: document left-handed TapButton awkwardness.
      Only try to free the timer if it's actually there.
      If QueryHardware failed, return that failure and clean up.
      ps2comm: fix typo in debug statement.
      Add TouchpadModel specifier and scale the edges accordingly. (#21214)
      Purge SynapticsHWInfo stuff, move it into proto_data.
      eventcomm: if we can't grab the device, assume it's not a touchpad.
      eventcomm: force boolean values for has_left, has_right, etc.
      synclient: up max value for AccelFactor to 1.0
      eventcomm: fix return value of event_query_is_touchpad.
      Add "Synaptics Capabilities" read-only property.
      Simplify xf86InitValuator calls a bit.
      Cope with ABI_XINPUT_VERSION 7.
      Move edge calculation stuff out into separate function.
      Auto-adjust edges if values fall outside queried min/max ranges. (#21001)
      Revert "Auto-adjust edges if values fall outside queried min/max ranges. (#21001)"
      Remove the "SpecialScrollAreaRight" option.  (#21001)
      Split rc and ret into two different variables.
      man: fix typo in MaxTapMove documentation.
      Remove abysmal misuse of ternary operator.
      Use finger state as an enum, not as a bool.

Tero Saarni (1):
      Add configurable x/y resolution to fix sensitivity on wide touchpads.

git tag: xf86-input-synaptics-

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