[PD] hid compatibility

Steffen stffn at dibidut.dk
Tue Feb 13 14:52:32 CET 2007

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?

> 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?

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