[PD] Wacom tablet support on MacOSX

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Thu Apr 24 22:10:15 CEST 2008

On Apr 3, 2008, at 5:17 PM, Thomas Grill wrote:

> Am 03.04.2008 um 22:59 schrieb Hans-Christoph Steiner:
>> No, someone would have to write an object to the Wacom API since  
>> they decided not use the HID API.  On GNU/Linux, the wacom's use  
>> the HID API, so they'll work with [hid].
> A related problem is that Wacom doesn not allow the disclosure of  
> the API source code, hence all Windows or OSX objects can't be open  
> source.
> I actually have an object for OSX (on http://grrrr.org/ext/beta).  
> It's hardly tested, so no guarantees....

Where did you see that you can't release source code related to the  
Wacom API?  This is the only thing that I could find, and it says  
only the underlying protocol is subject to NDA:


"A very few individuals doing such things as university research have  
signed nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) with Wacom to get the data  
format and other information needed to communicate directly with the  
tablet. The data packets for Intuos are considerably more complex  
than the data format for the older tablets and may well change in the  
future. There is generally no good reason to directly communicate  
with the tablet instead of using Wintab, but if you have a unique  
situation, you can contact Wacom's Product Management to see about  
signing an NDA."



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