synaptiks – KDE touchpad management

Albert Astals Cid aacid at
Thu Feb 25 19:03:59 GMT 2010

A Dijous, 25 de febrer de 2010, Markus va escriure:
> Hi.
> As much as I like to have a touchpad config tool right inside KDE SC, I see
> some problems with Sebastian's attitude on collaboration.
> Last year he introduced Synapiks in a German Ubuntu forum:
> That time it wasn't a System Settings module, but a tray application.
> I suggested that to him that he should collaborate with the author of
> kcm_touchpad to integrate the functionality that requires Sebastian's
> deamon into it.
> Half year later Sebastian introduced a new version that's now a KCM without
> any evidence that he even tried to collaborate with Mishaaq (kcm_touchpad
> author).
> Being part of KDE SC means that any KDE member is allowed to modify
> synaptiks' source code directly in SVN/GIT. Does this mean, he will -- for
> example -- revert all modifications by others and/or ignore any input from
> KDE's Usability team, because "he knows better"?
> Maybe I'm just overly sensitive here. I certainly don't want to exclude
> anybody or anything from KDE. Maybe it's all a misunderstanding.
> I'm just honestly puzzled whether Sebastian is aware of all consequences of
> being KDE.
> Any BTW, kcm_touchpad has a better rating than synaptiks on
Lol, anyore really cares about rating?

> I never compared those two (except looking at screenshots), but it seems to
> me that kcm_touchpad is more advanced when it comes to scrolling options.
> If the screenshots on are not outdated, it seems more logical
> to be to merge Mishaaq's KCM with Sebastian's deamon to get the best of
> both worlds.

You know you can't force people to force their applications right?


> Markus

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