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SubjectRe: [PATCH] input: mt: Add an envelope tool type
On 12/08/2010 10:52 AM, Henrik Rydberg wrote:
>> As you noted, what we are really interested here is a bounding
>> rectangle. I think Ping has said that Wacom could provide something that
>> is similar to a real convex hull, and mixing the two concepts together
>> could cause another ambiguity like BTN_TOOL_DOUBLETAP :).
> True, we should work towards avoiding such ambiguities.
>> I suggest merely renaming this to MT_TOOL_RECT to avoid confusion.

This is really the main point I wanted to make, even though it was
hidden among other things :). Do you have thoughts here?

>> 2. We could provide for multiple simultaneous rects by using the value
>> of the MT_TOOL_RECT property. The first rect would have value 0, the
>> second would have value 1, etc. I don't know if this will ever be used
>> since most devices will have real MT soon enough, but it wouldn't hurt
>> to define this.
> I do think this is an unnecessary complication.

It's not really any complication. I think we should define what the
valid values are for MT_TOOL_{RECT,ENVELOPE} even if only one envelope
is supported. Thus, I don't see why we shouldn't allow for multiple
values for multiple rects.

Hardware manufacturers always seem to surprise us with what they come up
with too :).

-- Chase

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