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Subject: Re: Making absolute point mode default

Re: Making absolute point mode default

From: Thomas Martitz <>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 15:17:02 +0200

On 26.10.2010 15:04, Jonathan Gordon wrote:
> On 26 October 2010 22:16, Thomas Martitz
> <> wrote:
>> So, I'm planning to make the absolute point mode default very soon after
>> kinetic scrolling is in.
>> <snip>
> Amazingly I'm against this change (At least for a global change anyway).
> I have a few requirements which should at least be considered before
> changing the default to stylus on any target (I see no reason this
> cant be a per target descision). (in no particular order)
> 1) the default WPS is fully touch enabled
> 2) There should be a touch enabled sbs but I don't see this happening
> and it isnt a totally major thing)
> 3) if FM enabled, the FMS needs to be touch enabled (Ideally there
> should be a standard cabbie fms, but this needs people)
> 3a) ditto rec screen
> 4) screens which arnt converted auto-configure themselves for grid
> mode (with a splash saying "changed to grid mode")
> 5) When in grid mode, a simple overlay is drawn onto the screen to
> show the boundaries. This has two reasons, 1) it helps new people see
> what is happening, and 2) it makes people more likely to fix those
> screens because it will look shit. This overlay can easily be done in
> lcd/viewport_update()
> Jonathan

- I covered 1, 3, 3a and 4 with doing the change to force people to
finally do the work needed. Neither of them applies to RaaA.
- An SBS isn't a requirement if you ask me. I'm not even sure if I'd
like to have one, I'm very much happy with the plain list.
- 5 can be done. Sure, why not. But wouldn't you also want to draw
buttons into the grid?

Best regards.
Received on 2010-10-26

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