[Development] Removing Wacom support in Qt5
frank at hemer.org
Fri Sep 7 10:11:14 CEST 2012
On Thursday 06 September 2012 09:03:56 Thiago Macieira wrote:
> On quinta-feira, 6 de setembro de 2012 08.53.11, Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
> > > Another point to consider:
> > >
> > > 1) Quick 2.0 is the way to go, but it targets designers
> > > 2) Designers use mostly Adobe suite and other similar tools
> > >
> > > (this means probably Wacoms in there)
> > >
> > > 3) Even with the Wacom unplugged the bugs are present, killing the
> > > usefulness of even QtCreator
> > > 4) Many scenarios will pop where designers+coders work in the same
> > > workstations 5) These wacom problems will become common as time
> > > passes
> > >
> > > Myself have a room with 40+ workstations where the driver is
> > > installed/uninstalled at least once a week, it's a nightmare.
> > Huh? Qt Creator works fine here... And I've got a wacom plugged in all
> > the time. You seem to be saying that people designing an application
> > with Qt Creator have trouble because they have a wacom attached, and
> > that that's a reason Qt should drop its tablet support? That sounds
> > weird to me.
> He's saying that Qt Creator and those other applications don't work on those
> workstations that have Wacom tablets installed. You know very well that
> working for you is no guarantee that it works for everyone.
> Sadly, our current support for tablets is very, very limited. We know it
> breaks every other release -- since it is never tested before a release, it
> breaks; then we get bug reports, it gets fixed, and then in the next
> release, it breaks again.
> I'd prefer if we fix this once and for all. Maybe the QPA architecture makes
> it simpler to keep working. Who knows...
> But since I made the suggestion to remove it: if we can't get it tested and
> get it to work, just disable the support. No code needs to be removed. Just
> make the loading of the Wacom DLL always fail.
I wouldn't like this solution ... my app uses wacom DLL on win for years now -
works fine and is an important feature of the product. I use it for penabled
tables/convertibles and alike - and would hate to see this go away.
my 2 ct.
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