[Chimera-users] SpaceNavigator with Linux
goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Jul 14 11:11:40 PDT 2008
Perhaps we can add space navigator support in the next 6 months.
There are many other Chimera projects that we are working on. You would
think that since it works on Windows and Mac that adding Linux would be
easy. But the Windows, Mac and Linux methods of receiving space
navigator events are completely different. On Windows we use COM, on
Mac we wrote a C++ library that talks to the Mac driver, on Linux it
will need either an X windows or HID device interface. 3dconnexion has
really done a poor job making their devices usable across multiple
platforms. I'll add Linux support to our feature request page.
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