[PD] hid compatibility

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Tue Feb 13 16:11:40 CET 2007

On Feb 13, 2007, at 8:52 AM, Steffen wrote:

> On 13/02/2007, at 12.56, Thomas Grill wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> it's perfectly possible to separate mouse and wacom tablet  
>> inputs,by "capturing" the wacom.
> I'm just curious. How is that "capturing" different from doing  
> appropriate adjustments to X.conf on a linux system which have been  
> suggested as possible workarounds?

It provides the same thing.  It's just that Mac OS X and especially  
Windows are not as flexible as GNU/Linux/XWindows in regards to  
configuring this stuff.  You can already do all this stuff with  
Wacoms on GNU/Linux using [hid].


>> 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.
> I simply don't understand why companies that make hardware like  
> this wants to close the api like that. What gain can balance the  
> loss of potentional users (= buyers)?
>> The object is already working for MacOS but i haven't had time for  
>> Windows yet. It will be part of vibrez_pure.
> Great stuff. Can one just snap stuff/objects out of the vibrez_pure  
> build and add it else where? Also, apart from the wee intro text on  
> the website, can you share more info on the vibrez_pure project -  
> especially how it differs from the other distributions?
> _______________________________________________
> PD-list at iem.at mailing list
> UNSUBSCRIBE and account-management -> http://lists.puredata.info/ 
> listinfo/pd-list


There is no way to peace, peace is the way.       -A.J. Muste

More information about the Pd-list mailing list