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[opensuse-factory] DROP proposal: gsynaptics
Hi all,

After having debugged an issue of not being able to configure TouchPads,
it became apparent that some bitrot is at fault here:


still lies around in our repos and happens to build.. but, that does not
make it any usable.

The daemon is configured to only fire up in a gnome session, where this
used to be 'preferred long ago', but nowadays, this functionality is
provided by GNOME intrnally, and it interacts directly with syndaemon
(from xf86-input-synaptics). GNOME still has code detecting the presence
of gsynaptics and would move itself out of the way, but then of course
anything the user does in gnome-control-center is useless; the user
would have to (and need to know to) configure all the settings in
gsynaptics.. which is an ugly tool and provides no additional
functionality (in my view).

so, if nobody comes up with a very compelling argument as to why
gsynaptics should not be removed from Factory (and this, openSUSE 13.2),
I will file for a delete request soon.


Dimstar / Dominique Leuenberger <dimstar@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

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