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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 15:52:36 +0200

On 26.10.2010 15:28, Jonathan Gordon wrote:
> On 27 October 2010 00:17, Thomas Martitz
> <> wrote:
>> 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.
> There must be a translation issue here, Forcing others to do the work
> is by no means at all considered covering these issues. You mention
> RaaA here but not in your first post. You specifically said you want
> to do it for all touchscreen targets.

With "covered" I didn't mean "fixed" but "I'm aware of this and this is
how I proposed to deal with it".

I promise you the needed work is not going to be done any time soon,
possibly not even with changing the default.

What targets need work? I suspect it's only the cowond2, since I got an
OK from the maintainers of the Ondas.

Best regards.
Received on 2010-10-26

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