synaptiks – KDE touchpad management
basti.wiesner at gmx.net
Thu Feb 25 15:20:46 GMT 2010
On Thursday 25 February 2010 12:52:01 Markus wrote
> 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
There is no evidence, for I did not try to collaborate with Mishaaq. I looked
at the sources of kcm_touchpad and disregarded the idea, my response to John's
mail in this discussion gives some reasons.
I did not contact Mishaaq, and he did not contact me. He forked synaptiks on
bitbucket, when it still was a tray application, to re-write it into a kcm
module and a daemon, but the fork was never active.
I guess, we simply independently came to the conclusion, that our applications
are too different for collaboration to make sense. :)
> Any BTW, kcm_touchpad has a better rating than synaptiks on KDE-Apps.org.
> 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 If the screenshots on KDE-Apps.org are not outdated, it seems more logical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.
synaptiks and kcm_touchpad have a very different source code and use vastly
different coding conventions. Merging would mean, that large parts of one or
the other application would have to be re-written, to the point, that it its
just easier to simply re-implement the features in the other application.
Freedom is always the freedom of dissenters.
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