Wintab32 dll devlopment

Mike McCormack mike at
Tue Apr 22 23:30:34 CDT 2003

Hi Robert,

Aric did the work on this for Crossover Office, and as usual it will be 
merged in to the WineHQ CVS within the next couple of weeks. He can 
probably send you what he's done before then.


Robert North wrote:
> I have just posted a status update on my wintab32 development
> to the following wine bug.
> And following on from that update there are a number of questions I need 
> answered to guide my further development:
> 1. Cross over office and tablets.
> I heard somewhere that Crossover office had a tablet implementation.
> Does anyone know about this, and who to contact to find out more?
> If they've got an implementation of wintab, I wonder if it's worth 
> continuing the development.
> 2. When to post patches
> I could start producing patches quite soon.
> For instance, I could post patches when the WTInfo function is working.
> Or, I could wait till the whole system is working fully with at least
> one app?
> 3. Size of the patches.
> Is it better to break patches into small (valid compile, but 
> non-functioning) chunks, or to release large functioning patches?
> 4. Config files
> Wintab will need some config data.
> I assume the best place to put this is in the ~/.wine/config file,
> within a registry key named "wintab"?
> 5. Development notes.
> I have some notes on the design that other developers will probably find 
> useful.
> Where in the wine project should they go?
> There seems to be no place for rough notes.
> 6. x11drv integration.
> Currently the code is implemented to connect to X11 in a similar way to 
> directX. No additional code is placed in the x11drv dll.
> This X11 connection should be discarded. To this end I have a number of 
> functions that I'd like to place in x11drv dll.
> The question is:
> Should I put them into x11drv before releasing any patches, or maintain 
> the directX style connection in the initial wine patches?
> 7. Cross-platform abilities
> Is there any need to think about allowing alternatives to
> XInput to plug into the wintab dll?
> Yeah, I know that's a lot of questions,
> But I hope you guys can give me some guidance.
> Bye
>     -Rob.

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