[PD] hid compatibility

Stefano Papetti papetti at sci.univr.it
Tue Feb 13 14:04:00 CET 2007

great as ever!


On Tue, February 13, 2007 12:56, Thomas Grill said:
> Hi all,
> it's perfectly possible to separate mouse and wacom tablet inputs,by
> "capturing" the wacom.
> The major problem is that this is can only be done by using a
> non-disclosed API. I was able to make an arrangement with wacom so that
> they gave me the relevant specs, but i'm not allowed to publish an
> object with open-source. It's possible to publish a binary one, though.
> The object is already working for MacOS but i haven't had time for
> Windows yet. It will be part of vibrez_pure.
> greetings,
> Thomas
> Martin Peach schrieb:
>> Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>>> On Feb 11, 2007, at 2:11 PM, João Miguel Pais wrote:
>>>>> There is a test version of [hidio] working on Windows, including
>>>>> output support.  We are working on making a release.
>>>>> But Wacoms will only be supported by [hidio] on GNU/Linux because
>>>>> on Windows and Mac OS X, you have to install the Wacom drivers,
>>>>> which do not use the HID API, but instead their own custom API.
>>>> that's a drag. there's now way to avoid that? do you know any other
>>>> tablets which allow pressure/tilt sensoring?
>>>> do you also know if it's possible to use this tablet and a mouse
>>>> together in windows? (that is, the tablet doesn't control the pointer)
>>> I don't know the answer to either question, but also would be
>>> interested in hearing answers...
>> The tablet and the mouse both work at the same time, so if both are
>> moving, you get a mix of both. It's the same if you plug two or more
>> mice into the machine, but the tablet has absolute position so the
>> cursor jitters if it's being driven by a mouse at the same time, while
>> the mouse relative offsets add together to make the cursor move.
>> Wacom seem to have APIs available for the usual suspects at
>> http://www.wacomeng.com/devsupport/index.html
>> Martin
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