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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] lirc for 2.5/2.6 kernels - 20030802
    On Mon, Aug 11, 2003 at 07:56:42PM +0200, Johannes Stezenbach wrote:
    > Gerd Knorr wrote:
    > >
    > > > We can drop /dev/lirc*, and use input events with received codes, but I
    > > > think that lircd is still needed to translate them into userland
    > > > commands...
    > >
    > > That translation isn't done by lircd, but by the lirc_client library.
    > > This is no reason for keeping lircd as event dispatcher, the input layer
    > > would do equally well (with liblirc_client picking up events from
    > > /dev/input/event<x> instead of lircd).
    > IMHO there's one problem:
    > If a remote control has e.g. a "1" key this doesn't mean that a user
    > wants a "1" to be written into your editor while editing source code.
    > The "1" key on a remote control simply has a differnt _meaning_ than
    > the "1" key on your keyboard -- depending of course on what the user
    > thinks this key should mean.

    That's what BTN_1 is for. ;)

    > - users should be able to prevent remote keys from being fed into
    > the normal keyboard input queue; non lirc aware programs should
    > not recieve these events
    > (OTOH, if you use an IR keyboard...)

    Yes, the console needs to be configurable in that respect. Its something
    that needs to be fixed.

    > - IR events should reach the applications independant of X keyboard
    > focus (well, maybe; the user should be able to decide)
    > With the current input subsystem, the only possiblity is lircd
    > grabbing the remote events with EVIOCGRAB, and passing them
    > on to the applications.

    Vojtech Pavlik
    SuSE Labs, SuSE CR
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