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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 8/8] Add BTN_TOUCH to Synaptics driver. Update mousedev.
    Hi!

    > > > > > One thing I tried to avoid is a 'device class' kind of field, that'd
    > > > > > tell if a device is a mouse a touchpad, touchscreen, tablet, whatever.
    > > > > > I tried to avoid it because there are devices that don't fall into any
    > > > > > predefined class and if we make enough classes, someone someday will
    > > > > > make a device that won't fit again.
    > > > >
    > > > > I believe having "is overlaid over screen" bit gets it right :-).
    > > >
    > > > Tablets aren't. And they're handled the same way as touchscreens.
    > >
    > > Ouch, so what's the difference between tablet and touchpad? Is it only
    > > in a way you are expected to use it? In such case "this is touchpad"
    > > bit is probably needed :-(.
    >
    > For a tablet, the cursor follows the pen movement all the time. For a
    > touchpad, if you lift the finger and place it elsewhere, nothing
    > happens. This way you can move the cursor further by repeatedly stroking
    > the pad.

    But difference is only in software, right? You could use synaptics as
    a tablet, its just little small. So perhaps "this is touchpad" bit is
    needed.

    Pavel
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