[SDL] dodgy touch pads + tuxpaint + neil ramble

Bill Kendrick nbs at sonic.net
Wed Sep 20 14:25:45 PDT 2006

On Wed, Sep 20, 2006 at 09:48:12PM +0100, Neil White wrote:
> i remebr a episode about toutch pad / pens and tux paint

Drawing tablets and touchscreens (e.g., Tablet PCs) work fine with Tux Paint,
but only insofar as they appear as a regular mouse.

That is, SDL (and, hence, Tux Paint) does not recognize things like:

  * pressure
  * eraser
  * tilt

If your 'kgear' (or whatever it's called) can work on your platform
(Windows, X11, whatever) as a regular mouse pointer, SDL and SDL-based apps
should see it as such, and should work fine.

But, again, you'll be missing the nifty stuff listed above.

Anyone working on supporting those in SDL, at least across Windows, Linux
and maybe Mac OS X?  (Do people still use that?)


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