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    SubjectRe: [RESEND] [PATCH] Input: add appleir USB driver
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    On Thu, 2010-10-07 at 20:39 -0400, Jarod Wilson wrote:
    > On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 04:51:30PM +0100, Bastien Nocera wrote:
    > > On Thu, 2010-09-30 at 08:47 -0700, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
    > > > Bastien,
    > ...
    > > > I'll try
    > > > to get the driver in .37 but after that we should probably move it
    > > > over to the new IR infrastructure...
    > >
    > > I'm not sure what that would bring us, nor do I have any experience in
    > > using the ir-core. From what I understood, it still needed fleshing out.
    >
    > There are a few things that still need fleshing out, but nothing really
    > that should have any major impact on a potential port of this driver.
    >
    > Off the top of my head, the main thing it would give you is the ability to
    > upload your own keymap for the receiver.

    You could already change the keymap...

    > Then someone wanting to use more
    > than 6 buttons

    But only for the 6 buttons supported.

    > or whatever it is might still be able to get the benefits
    > of in-kernel decoding with everything coming through the input layer,
    > rather than using lirc or the like.

    I see very little benefits myself (I mean, unless you're adamant that
    you want to use a remote that's not intended for that computer, but we
    already have lirc user-space driver for doing that), and it would remove
    metadata from the events, so we couldn't do "remote filtering" (each
    remote has a semi-random UID, which gets passed in with the events).

    When the appleir patch was finally accepted (which means I need to get
    off my arse and do the changes Oliver mentioned), working on UID
    filtering is next on my list of TODOs.

    Cheers



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