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SubjectRe: [PATCH] lirc for 2.5/2.6 kernels - 20030802
Hi!

> > > > 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. ;)

Ahha, I thought BTN_1 would be first mouse button ;-). Will fix that.

Pavel
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