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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] input: mt: Document the MT event slot protocol (rev2)
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On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 2:25 PM, Henrik Rydberg <rydberg@euromail.se> wrote:
> Ping Cheng wrote:
>> On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 8:19 AM, Rafi Rubin <rafi@seas.upenn.edu> wrote:
> [...]
>>> Ping: please confirm, are you actually talking about each finger simultaneously sending multiple positions?
>>
>> You are definitely on the right track.  The fingers/touch objects can
>> be represented two-dimensionally (x,y) instead of one-dimensionally
>> (ABS_MT_TRACKING_ID).  I think we can survive with the current MT_BLOB
>> definition although some optimization would be helpful, especially for
>> filtering. For the sake of Henrik great effort, I'd like to see his
>> current patchset gets in the tree before we start another round of
>> "suggestions".
>>
>> Thank you for asking.
>
> Regarding blobs, I confused myself yesterday. The original intention of the blob
>  id was in fact to be able to "paint" more generic contact forms. However, no
> driver has come close to doing this yet, so it has gotten close to no attention.
> Now, to address the question of how to communicate more elaborate contact forms,
> it seems one can combine the two goals "one position per slot" and "multiple
> positions per contact" by simply repeating the same tracking id for a set of
> slots, like this:
>
> ABS_SLOT 0
> ABS_MT_TRACKING_ID 14
> ABS_MT_POSITION_X x[0]
> ABS_MT_POSITION_Y y[0]
> ABS_SLOT 1
> ABS_MT_TRACKING_ID 14
> ABS_MT_POSITION_X x[1]
> ABS_MT_POSITION_Y y[1]
> ABS_SLOT 2
> ABS_MT_TRACKING_ID 14
> ABS_MT_POSITION_X x[2]
> ABS_MT_POSITION_Y y[2]

This solution matches with my imagination more closely. Let's stay
with it for now. I may come up with other suggestions once I have
time to do real testing with the protocol.

Thank you, Henrik, for your continuous effort.

Ping
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