Wine mouse input: Fwd: [RFC] Preliminary XI 2 feature list

Vitaliy Margolen wine-devel at
Thu Sep 11 20:11:44 CDT 2008

Roderick Colenbrander wrote:
> Hi Vitaliy,
> For the record here another reply but this time from Peter Hutterer the guy who wrote the XI 2 specification. Is this all enough for Wine?
> Roderick
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 09:29:45AM +0200, Roderick Colenbrander wrote:
>> I'm still not clear which one will provide the exact events from the device?
>> Relative events doesn't mean the device events. If this is pointer events,
>> then it won't help. Pointer gets stuck on the border of the screen. But not
>> mouse/trackball.
> This is the reason why relative events will be separate from standard events
> as they won't be affected by clipping. 
>> Also it would be nice to have a way to completely stop pointer from moving.
>> Right now it's impossible, even with Xevie which was supposed to add exactly
>> that.
> Grabbing an attached SD temporarily detaches it from the MD. Alternatively,
> you could explicitly detach it. Either way, the visible representation of the
> cursor ceases to move (from this device anyway, other attached ones may still
> change the cursor position).

Thanks Roderick. This does sounds like enough for what needed for direct input.


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