Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Wacom tablets in GNOME 3.4 (part #2)

Since the last report, "mapping" has been the order of the day. We now have support for:

Display mapping

Not as pretty as mocked up, but it's functional. We hope to have the nicer version done for the next development cycle.

and

Button mapping

The button mapping will show you the actual keys, with translated names, for your device, instead of every possible combination of buttons which end up doing nothing.

We've also made a big number of layout changes and fixes, which means that the main window isn't as awkward as it used to be.

There are a number of features that unfortunately didn't make the cut, mostly due to the lack of support from the X.org drivers. Mode switching currently doesn't advertise the current mode by changing the LED, and the OLEDs that show the bindings for each key stand empty.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does or will the Wacom tablets configuration dialog support any tablet other than Wacom tablets?

hadess said...

Anonymous: Any that use the Wacom X.org drivers.

Peter said...

This is exactly what is needed for multihead touchscreens as well. It would be nice if this would be available for evdev devices with absolute axes.

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