[Sugar-devel] Tablet support

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at laptop.org.au
Tue May 24 00:32:31 EDT 2011

(apologies - sending again because the OLPC Devel address was incorrect)

On 24 May 2011 14:30, Sridhar Dhanapalan <sridhar at laptop.org.au> wrote:
> On 24 May 2011 01:22, Sridhar Dhanapalan <sridhar at laptop.org.au> wrote:
>> Any news on where we are with this?
> Peter Hutterer was kind enough to update me on where the driver
> development is at. I've included his reply (with permission) below.
> Peter informs me that Chris Bagwell is the best person to speak with
> about the Wacom Bamboo tablet, which is their cheapest model.
> Sridhar
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Peter Hutterer
> Date: 24 May 2011 12:31
> Subject: Re: Tablet support
> To: Sridhar Dhanapalan
> the upstream driver (currently version 0.11) will work just fine for most
> tablets and have a reasonable out-of-the-box experience. where things are
> still a bit iffy is in the configuration. wacom has historically provided a
> huge amount of configuration options and some tend to be difficult to
> maintain. this shouldn't affect average users.
> we don't have a graphical configuration UI in F15, but we do have some
> support for wacom in gnome-settings-daemon. A few days ago, I got a mockup
> for how the gnome-control-center plugin should look like so by the time F16
> comes around we should have a UI. that probably won't affect you too much
> with sugar tough.
> If you're on a F14 system, I simply recommend getting the 0.11 driver. I can
> probably update F14 to 0.11 but i'm rather hesitant because new syntax would
> break scripts.
> As for the cost - hard to judge. the tablets are all several hundred
> dollars. Bamboos are the cheapest option but also the trickest to keep
> working. Luckily Chris Bagwell has done tremendous work on the bamboos to
> keep them working, so the same applies - out-of-the box works fine,
> excessive configuration may show issues.

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