Imporving support for graphics tablets in wine (wintab.dll)

Robert North 7ownq0k402 at
Wed Nov 20 11:56:00 CST 2002

Tony Lambregts |Wine Mailing Lists| wrote:

> Robert North wrote:
>> Modern graphics tablets also provide pressure and tilt information, 
>> essential for quality graphics editors such as Painter & Photoshop.
>> Currently graphics tablets are treated as mice in wine, and so cannot 
>> provide this information to a Win16/32 app.
>> To access pressure & tilt info in Windows, a programmer would use the 
>> wintab.dll.
>> Has anyone attempted to build a wintab.dll for Wine? 
> In my past 3 years of monitoring this list I do not recall anyone 
> trying to do this. I could be wrong but my memory is not all that bad... 

Ok, so I'll start it moving...
Expect some E-mails on this list about legal and technical issues soon.

>> I'm interested in attempting an extremely limited implementation for 
>> Painter & Photoshop, but
>> don't want to reinvent the wheel.
>> Assuming nobody has done this what's the first step?
>> Raise a bug, and accept it? 
> Yup!
> It is not absolutly nessesary to start a bug but I would recommend it. 
> I find it gives you a place to keep track of things and somewhere to 
> point to if you run into problems. Another advanatage is that bugzilla 
> maintainers such as myself can point other users to it. (if it even 
> comes up)
Ok, expect a bug to appear any time soon.


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